Sometimes you’re too busy falling that you can’t see the way out.
You fall so fast, you panic as you try to grasp hold of anything that passes.
You want to stop falling but things happen too quick for you to respond and think clearly.
It’s like there’s a whirlwind of bad things dragging you down and you have no control.
Sometimes the hole is deep, you feel like you’re falling forever and it’ll never end.
Sooner or later the inevitable will always happen.......
You hit rock bottom.....
You hit out but you’re too exhausted
You feel alone and in a dark place....
And then you start to awaken and slowly move your body. You become aware of the pain and realise your body is broken, you know you need time to heal.
You sit for a while and you have time to reflect.
And then you look up.....
There is light
You can see a way out
You sit some more and plot.
It’s going to be hard and take some time but you’ve got to do it, it’s the only way you’re getting out of there.
And so you gather your thoughts and rest a while until you feel stronger.
You start to climb
It’s hard work
You don’t feel strong enough
You carry on
You fall and get back up and start to climb again.
You’re tired and frustrated
You fall again
And so you start to climb one more time
You feel spent in every which way
Physically you feel you have nothing left
Mentally you are lost
You feel emotionally void, you don’t even know who you are anymore
But You continue to climb
You continue to look up
The light at the top seems closer and brighter
Your senses are returning
You feel the warmth of the sun as you look up to the light
You smell the grass in the meadow above
You taste the earthiness of the damp air in the dark hole
And then you hear something
A sound from above.....
Your voice comes to life as you shout for help
And then you see it...
A friendly face
But then it turns and goes
You lose all hope and consider letting go
you decide to shout again.
Then suddenly a ladder appears with the friendly face and a helping hand
You climb and reach out for the hand.
You’re pulled from the hole and clamber out on your hands and knees.
You stand and take a deep breath of the sweet smelling fresh air.
As you look around you see there are holes everywhere, some big some so small you might just trip over them. Some are big but shallow and others are slightly hidden but they are deep... you wonder how you never saw them before
Through your wondering You understand why you fell down. You’re Mind was too busy, you never realised where you were or where you were going.
You look around and the friendly face is gone... You question why they left so quickly?
In the distance you see a place you’ve always wanted to go to.
You stand and take in the beauty of life,
You feel free
You are suddenly grateful for the little things.
You marvel at the world and where you can go.
You remember who you are and why you’re here.
You look back at where you came from.
With a strength and power you never knew you had you take strides towards your chosen destination
And so you start on your new journey feeling strong and confident.
Watching out for the holes in the ground, making sure you don’t trip up.
With every step your heart exudes love and gratitude for the opportunity you have been given
you hear something from one of the holes, it sounds like a cry for help.
You rush over to the sound and look over the edge into a deep dark hole. You see a pair of eyes glistening with despair as the light hits them. You smile and turn
Now where is that ladder?