How to Light the Tunnel
I have heard the expression “the light at the end of the tunnel” – I have used it many times myself in the past…. As in “I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel!” However, the light at the end of the tunnel does not actually exist. The light exists inside of you. It has dimmed down by fear, sadness, doubt, anger or pain though. Inside there has been a little voice.
A voice inside that says…
The dark will last forever.
You can’t change anything.
Life is hard and that is that.
You can’t get past this.
You’re not smart enough.
You’re not good enough.
You don’t have a magic wand.
You don’t even know the steps.
You don’t even know where to start.
Don’t listen to the voice. I repeat – DON’T LISTEN TO THE VOICE (yes, this is my shouty voice). That voice will keep you in the dark no matter how many times you wish it would be light out.
So, how do you light the tunnel then? (yes, I can read your mind). Start by shifting your focus and energy – what do you have that you can be grateful for right now? What is something that you love about yourself? What is something that you can feel excited and happy about right now? What is one thing in your life that you want to improve?
Then…. Wait for it… super important stuff coming – TAKE ACTION. Take action towards something that is going to be positive and uplifting in your life right now. Something that makes you happy and excited and scared all at the same time.
YOU ARE ENOUGH. Right now – just as you are.
You must find love and acceptance for yourself for where you are at in your tunnel right now, but know that you ARE going places and that the dark won’t last forever. The more you take action towards doing something that makes you feel amazing – the more you literally light up and light your own way.
Is it always going to be comfortable and pretty – ummmm NO. Get really comfortable with being uncomfortable. Taking action can be incredibly scary sometimes, but pushing yourself towards the light is worth it in the end. You will only look back and regret the chances that you didn’t take in life.
Life is too short and beautiful to waste in the dark. Sometimes though, we ALL need a little help to remember how special we are to be able to light up our own way. Reach out if you are in the dark and if you aren’t – reach out to those that are. I’ve been in the dark many times and push to shine my light as bright as I can to help show those that are still in the dark. To inspire them to remember that YOU ARE THE LIGHT.
Life is What You Choose