Good Morning Ya’ll! I hope all of you have been well… I’ve been good. I have been busy but the blog has been on my mind constantly and I wanted to drop in to share something that I’ve learned and have been becoming more acquainted and comfortable with lately.
There’s this idea about the perception we have about the darkness we sometimes find ourselves in… Sometimes we find ourselves in a dark place… A place we feel we cant do anything right and no matter what we do, we find ourselves right back in the same place… Tired of going around in circles and frustrated with starting over. Darkness. Not knowing where to begin. Darkness. Struggling to pay bills. Darkness. Feeling alone. Darkness. Being the “only one” who deals with the kind of situations you are faced with on a very regular basis. Man…. I’ve been there. But what if I told you that something as simple as the way you perceive the darkness could completely change how you move forward and ultimately help you change your life?
I’m sure many of you have heard the phrase “Perception is reality” many times or maybe even “As a Man thinketh, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). And this couldn’t be more true! When you think something your mind literally begins responding by creating a reaction/action in your body to accommodate that thought. Our brains are set up to work that way… I think we are most acquainted with this idea in negative terms but it is absolutely true for the positives as well! If we can begin to restructure the way we think about our struggles and challenges then we will always be victorious.
So… you lost your job? Unexpected health problems? Or maybe someone you thought would always be a part of your life just walked away… You can get through it! You WILL get through it!! This can actually be your opportunity to step into the career you’ve always wanted or meet that person that truly loves and adores you. And that health scare can be used to push you into a healthier life and inspire others to do the same… We (and yes, I said WE because it’s something I’m working on as well) have to change our thinking about these situations and constantly remind ourselves that sometimes the dirt that is covering us is really fertilizer and WITH THE RIGHT TREATMENT we can grow out of the darkness. You can fertilize a seed and hope it grows nice and pretty but without the right amount of sunshine, water, and even the dirt that you initially used to cover it, without the right treatment- It won’t grow! Let’s change our perspective and allow it to nurture the circumstances instead of focusing on them so much that we cant get past them. Light is directly on the other side of darkness and we will get there… But we gotta keep moving.