Darkness blinds us, but light in concentrated amounts shone in the middle of darkness can also blind us.
Illumination is deceptive, when it shows only a portion of the truth, not the whole story.
If you are trapped in a tunnel, following that light can be just as scary as walking deeper into the shadows. It can be even more painful.
So what do we do, when we are faced with such choices?
Stop, and look around, what does the light show you? What does it hide?
Literally and figuratively the time we take to gather information is so important. Then comes a moment of trust that a light has been placed where it is for a reason.
Sometimes it’s impossible to tell if that light is a light pointing the way to freedom, or warning us. I can’t promise you will make the right choice if you take stock before moving forward. I have been blinded in this way more than once in my life, but one thing I know… Moving forward is always better than sitting in my darkness to rot.
Have you ever had to face a blinding light or painful truth? Tell me about it.
What does the word intimacy stir within you? For each of us it’s probably quite different, and yet the same, with flashes of moments spent with lovers or dreams of the ones we wish had wandered into our lives to stay but didn’t. But is that what intimacy really is?
I have learned it is only a small scratch on this word’s surface.
Intimacy needs have nothing to do with physical love or desire at all. True intimacy between life partners goes much deeper than alone sex could ever take you, and often the intimacy of friendship is much healthier.
It’s something every human soul longs for at our core.
Reaching for it makes us vulnerable.
Vulnerability is terrifying, but without it, true intimacy can never be achieved.
Have you experienced true intimacy? Are you still looking for it?
I would love to hear anything about your experiences and thoughts about it in the comments below. It’s a topic I think a lot about.
I know the staircase has a landing, even when I can’t see it. There is no such thing as a staircase without a landing for staircases are meant as a road to take you up or down to ARRIVE at your destination.
Still, if I stand at the bottom and look up through the maze of curving handrails, it looks like that walkway is neverending. What a weight that perception holds…
I can feel it even when I know it can’t be true.
Perceptions, they can be so deceptive.
But that weight can be overcome by the knowledge that A staircase HAS to have an ending added to information gathered along the journey once we start the climb. Do we pass floors? Do they have numbers to tell? What information did I gather before entering the building, like how many floors are there?
By doing this, we can turn a 2-dimensional perception into a 3-dimensional prediction/map.
Don’t let the weight of perception alone crush you. Reach out, look around, and ask for help.
Safety is something we all look for and when we find it we hold on with abandon. But is safety always, safe? Too quickly it can become complacency and compliance becomes stagnant, eating away at us as below, rotting our foundations.
What protects can become a cage if we are not careful.
What preserves that balance?
The knowledge that sometimes it’s better to let go than to hold on. Vigilance, and an open ear, waiting for the words.
“It’s time to move.”
I don’t always hear them on time, often I even ignore them.