What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How many times have you heard that quote? It is beautiful and incredibly inspirational, yet the thoughts of a looming car payment, overdue bill or difficult life circumstances will quickly snatch it from taking hold inside our heart and soul in an instant.
So I want to ask you to do something. For every single problem, obstacle or fear that you’ve had lying before you in the past that seemed insurmountable, please think; did you get through it? Really think on this for a moment.
You got yourself through it didn’t you? Why? How?
Could it be that despite the appearance of these impossible odds or perhaps even our own poor sense of self or situation at the time, there is something bigger in all of us? Something that can be tapped when we just say to ourselves, “I will overcome, as I always have”.
Believe me, my sense of self has been lower than low. Rock bottom was a higher plane than I believed I would ever be on. It wasn’t until, I actually thought about all that I had been through and all that I had accomplished along the way, that I began allowing myself to climb once again.
To this day, I still remind myself of this lesson that I was blessed to understand. Sometimes it takes awhile. Life though beautiful is also painfully difficult and at times tragic. Yet we overcome.
We are all going through life with something inside of us, thats’ strength knows no bounds. To bring it to the surface we must first acknowledge its’ existence.
And then we can again; climb.
Enjoy your day.