Beloved comedienne Gilda Radner frequently joked, “It’s always something.”
So many relate to the everyday human existence with perpetual overwhelm. Life seems packed with situations we feel must be overcome. Our existence can be lived in a vibration of low or high panic, invading the simple act of living regardless of socioeconomic status. This is especially evident when bemoaning how everything feels like an obstacle course of unending challenge. Without a mental reframe about this acquired perception, our personal narrative will only continue to devolve into futility and a belief that constant struggle is normal.
Gilda was right. It is always something, yet that something can be viewed as possibility or problem. That consistent something can be realized as gifts for growth or accepted as burdens to endure.
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We have all the light we need. We just need to put it to practice. – Albert Pike
The well-known idiom states, “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” This is frequently offered as a statement of hope. We share it with others or even say it to ourselves to help bolster confidence. It is offered as a promise to hopefully pacify a challenge and help bridge any present level discomfort to a futurized resolve.
But what if the light that is referenced, the light representing the resolution of a current challenge, is not somewhere off in a yet-to-be determined future, but rather is surrounding us in this very moment? What if the Reality is this - the light is not at the end of the tunnel. The light is wherever you are. Additionally, if we keep thinking the resolve lies in the future then it will always seem to be just out of reach.
Evolution happens within us by saying yes to an invitation to reexamine the way we perceive the world. Consider that...