The Passageway

At times the passageway is uncertain.

We enter blindly and travel the dark corridor alone.

Often we have no glimpse of the light on the other side.

We grope our way through, wondering if the tunnel will ever end.

Enveloped by the heat of our own energy, we grasp for breath.

We long for fresh air and sunshine.

We slosh through water and trudge through muck.

We stumble over stones and fear we will not make it out alive.

We listen to the voices in our heads echo off the walls of our lives.

The pungency of freedom drifts just out of reach, drawing us forward.

One step at a time, we continue the journey.

Our heart beats faster at the first glint of light.

We have assurance the worst is behind us.

We feel the strength as we take a step into the light.

We take a deep breath and smile in gratitude.

We have made it.

33 thoughts on “The Passageway

  1. Of course, many of us don’t take the time to savor the end of one tunnel before we dive into the next.

    When we STOP and allow ourselves to recharge in the fresh air and sunshine, we are better prepared to tackle the next challenge. πŸ˜€

  2. Suzi, this post actually gave me chills!

    It PERFECTLY expressed the feelings we have while traveling through life’s challenging periods.

    “One step at a time, we continue the journey.

    Our heart beats faster at the first glint of light.

    We have assurance the worst is behind us.

    We feel the strength as we take a step into the light.

    We take a deep breath and smile in gratitude.

    We have made it.”

    LOVED that!

    Thank you for sharing, my friend!

    Have a great Monday….X

    P.S. Fab photo!

  3. I don’t like places like that photo. They look scary to me. I’d prefer to take routes that I can do above ground and in the light. Tunnels scare me. I like places with light! But then that’s probably not too surprising since I don’t even like trees because it’s dark in the forest. The best part about going into a tunnel is coming out. You got that very right!

  4. I was wondering if you actually went in there, so I’m glad you cleared that up in your previous comments! (I could never go in there and I was feeling like a big chicken :))

    That tunnel is a lot like life; the fear we feel in difficult times and the joy when we first glimpse happier times ahead.

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