11.30.2011

Not Alone...

The Obstacle...





Somewhere, there is a stone wall. And 


at that wall there is a girl. Slumped 


down and defeated at the bottom of 


the wall because she can't get over it. 


She bangs her fists on the wall until 


they bruise. There's no way to go 


around the wall and getting through it 


is even more impossible. It can't be 


done. It's huge and impenetrable and 


a million miles long. The wall is so 


confusing. It's riddled with perplexities 


and the girl is dumfounded and 


defeated and exhausted. You can't 


go back after you've reached the 


wall. The only way the girl can move 


forward is to jump over the wall or 


walk the million mile perimeter. But, it's 


so impossibly high. Setting off on the 


journey to go around the wall seems 


unthinkable. It's so far. It's going to be 


strenous and difficult and the girl will 


be alone. This is her struggle. 


When the girl finally arrives on the 


other side of the wall, she realizes that, 


while it is still very tall, the wall is only a 


few feet wide. She was blinded by her 


own doubt and feels she wasted all 


that time sobbing at the foot of the 


wall. Until, she sees the triumph in her 


heart reflected on the faces of those 


who were standing beside her at the 


wall all that time. Now, and only now, 


is she aware of those who kept silent 


watch over her at the wall in her 


darkest, most hopeless hours. These 


are the ones who gave her the 


courage to take the first step on the 


journey around the stone wall. The 


stone wall is fear and doubt. And it 


blinds you to what lives inside. It 


makes you feel lonely when really, 


you're not even alone. 

2 comments:

  1. That's really beautfil1 Especially the last line.
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