“Life Lesson #13: If you want to get out of the darkness you are in, you must be willing to experience momentary shock and glare.” ~Karen Salmonshon, Enough Dammit: A Cynics Guide To Finally Getting What You Want Out Of Life
If you are recovering from a midlife divorce, chances are you feel like you’re stumbling around in the darkness a lot of days, with little direction. I remember that feeling– the darkness. There was little illumination at all in my life in the early days of my recovery.
Karen Salmonshon suggests that we need to be shocked in order to awaken ourselves from our drifting. She goes on to say: “The Universe knows there is a better way to live than with your incorrect, incomplete, negative, brain-dirtied beliefs, so it gives you SHOCKING experiences… hoping to jolt you to restart your life again with a new and better start.”
All of us want a new start. The heartbreaking, gut-wrenching pain is too unbearable to wallow in for the rest of our lives. Enough of the darkness; it’s time to turn the lights back on!
Created To Shine
We were all created to shine. Today, think about what it would look like to take responsibility for your God-given light. It’s been inside you all along and can’t wait to shine again. When you let your light shine you become a beacon of goodness and hope to others. That’s why we’re here.
“Late, in one of his talks, Jesus said to the people, ‘I am the Light of the world. So if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path.” ~ John 8:12 (The Living Bible)