Life sometimes throws rocks at you and it feels like the whole world is against you. Sometimes things all happen at the same time or they tend to drag out over a period of time leaving us feeling drained and lost with little hope of seeing that glimmer of light at the end of the dark tunnel!
The truth is that we are all human, going through a human experience full of adversities. There is always someone who is going through something way worse than you. This is usually when I count my blessings and try to see things differently.
There are things in this life that we face that are completely out of our control, such as the loss of a loved one. As humans we have to come to terms with the loss, which is not always easy. We all deal with things very differently.
I recently lost my best friend, my soulmate, my whole world ….. The pain has been unbearable and I question why we have to go through this. I try to understand and come up with a reasonable explanation that it was his time, that he was weak and he couldn’t go on anymore but it doesn’t make the process of grief any less painful.
Each day I wake up and have to face the reality that he is never coming back. Yet, somehow he shows me in so many ways that he is still around. He shows me lions and the lion symbolizes strength, courage, leadership and wisdom. All of which I possess, yet sometimes I forget I have them because I’m wounded. I know that he is showing me that I need to move forward and that time will make it easier to accept .... but for right now it's an open wound!
At some stage in our lives we have to deal with our emotions, be it loss of a loved one, death of a marriage, loss of a job, betrayal of someone etc. It’s in these times that we have to go inward and find our inner lion, our courage, wisdom and strength to get up everyday and carry on. It’s not always easy but how you deal with things shows your true character! Each bit of adversity you face, has a lesson but it’s up to you to learn the lesson in order to be able to move forward.
Whatever you are going through, remember that this too shall pass and that at the end of every dark tunnel there is light, you just have to hold onto HOPE!