I have pondered extensively on what to write for my blog, events being so incredibly challenging. From Mother Nature’s power with storms, fires and earthquakes to politically taxing times where leaders threaten to take away health care and send us to war.
In the news I hear reporters say over and over “these are such unprecedented times…” There are so many events that have never happened before! So here we stand on the edge of a completely unfamiliar abyss, facing the unknown.
When I find myself in this place in some aspect of my life, I recall a scene in the Indiana Jones movie “The Last Crusade.” The bad guys want Indiana to cross an abyss to get the Holy Grail; they fatally wound his dad to force his hand. He stands at the edge of the abyss; he looks around and has nothing – no ropes, no wood – nothing that can help him across. He is running out of time for his father is dying, and he cannot jump for it is too far. He takes a breath and steps into the vast empty darkness fully expecting to fall to his death.
Instead he finds his foot meets enough resistance to support his weight. There is nothing but air, yet he can walk across. (In case you didn’t see the movie Indiana does reach the Grail and saves his dad.)
As I was saying, when life seems so tough I have no idea which way to turn or what to do next, I just take a breath and take the very next step. I always land somewhere and I am always able to move forward. It is possible to do, and if I can do it – so can you.
Godspeed to each and every one who is facing challenging times.
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