light at the end of the tunnel


“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work; you don’t give up.” – Anne Lamott

Today I had one of those ugly moments when all around me felt dark and scary. Thrown back by the moment I felt dizzy, like the floor under my feet was missing. I couldn’t understand the why! Just a minute before I was feeling on top of the world! How could I go so down, so suddenly?

And then I realized… if I keep turning my head like crazy, looking in all directions, if I let the tears cloud my eyes, no wonder I’m loosing my balance and I cannot see beyond the darkness.

So I stopped for a moment, took the time to breath deep, focused on the inside of me, searched my soul’s purpose. And I told myself: it’s just a thought. You’re reacting to a thought. And what triggered that thought is not about you. What’s really your mission? What is it that you really, really want? If this is not helping you, what will?

And there, in the quietude of my inner being, what seemed like a candle flame lit up. Slowly, I could start to see my way up, out of the dark tunnel I let myself fell in. I knew I was safe. And I knew where I was going. I had just come across another stone on my path and instead of letting it be a barrier, I decided here and now, to make it a stepping stone and allow it to take me even higher.

Every night is followed by a morning as long as you never, ever give up.

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