Obstructions In The Forest Of Life

Many of us trudge along through life while others charge full steam ahead. We can be mindless going about our way when suddenly we are faced with an obstacle. It can be of our own making or created by someone else. Sometimes the obstacles are physical and other times they are emotional. Regardless, we must choose how we deal with it. Do we remove it or find another way?

There might be times we can slide beneath it and continue. Or we might get stuck beneath its weight while trying. Sometimes, we might even clear it, but still carry a bit of the burden around with us.

There are times that jumping over might not be as difficult as we think. And then again, we might stumble in the process and have to find a way to mend the broken pieces. Sometimes maybe it is meant to be just that…a stop on the journey.

There are even times that we might feel so energetic and powerful that we can barge right through the obstacle with no repercussions. Sometimes we can push through but still have lingering effects.

Then there are times we must reroute, walk around it, or even pretend it doesn’t exist. Sometimes it’s simply a crossroad that forces us to make a choice. Sometimes those are the most painful steps of all.

There are times we are at a standstill, and we are unable to do anything. When that happens we are thankful to have those who hold us up. Sometimes obstacles make you face truths in life you’ve never had the courage to confront.

Segment of Sometimes Series

36 thoughts on “Obstructions In The Forest Of Life

  1. I plethora of truth and knowledge in this post, Suzi!

    “Then there are times we must reroute, walk around it, or even pretend it doesn’t exist. Sometimes it’s simply a crossroad that forces us to make a choice. Sometimes those are the most painful steps of all.”

    This has often been my experience on my journey. And this is what I have learned about those times….

    “Sometimes obstacles make you face truths in life you’ve never had the courage to confront.”

    As always….excellent photos to your narrative!

    Thank you for sharing, my friend!
    X

  2. I agree with blueviolet “Sometimes obstacles make you face truths in life you’ve never had the courage to confront” this line tells it all.

  3. Sort of makes you realize what the saying, “Can’t see the forest for the trees.” I believe what doesn’t kill you does indeed make you stronger.

  4. You are the speaker of truth! All of these “sometimes” have happened to me. I am often challenged with knowing which action to take, ya know? Sometimes I think the choosing how I deal with it is as big as the obstacle. I wish it were always as clear and easy to see as your lovely pictures.

  5. Beautiful pictures (again)! I agree with your sentiments – especially the last line. Obstacles do have a way of making us reconcile with what me may be avoiding (whether or not we even realize it.)

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