Endless

Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul. ~Victor Hugo

IMG_5764Have you ever felt like the road you’re traveling is endless, like no matter how far you travel you’re not getting anywhere? It can be physical, emotional, or spiritual. Perhaps you’ve lost your purpose or passion. Perhaps your faith has slipped away. You feel exhausted, spent, and discouraged. You’ve become weak and everything seems meaningless. Within that darkness there is light. There is reason.

We forget that one must experience the dark to appreciate the light. Within that endlessness we can find the resolve within us to resist what isn’t working. We can take the next turn in the road. Perhaps we are traveling so fast we aren’t enjoying life. We can slow down and enjoy what is offered.

What if life really is an illusion? Does that make it a waste? Certainly not, we’re here to learn, to love, to live. As long as we’re doing all these things is it possible to be deluded when the lesson is the answer?

Perhaps it is only our questions that are endless. Sometimes the answers create more questions which make it seem endless. This cycle of living and learning leads us to a place of infinite peace. Once you feel that comfort you won’t allow the storms of life wash it away. You will approach the growth process as a cleansing. You, the fingers of life, will slip into the glove of timelessness.

16 thoughts on “Endless

  1. ” Perhaps we are traveling so fast we aren’t enjoying life. We can slow down and enjoy what is offered.”

    Yes, Suzi, and that is something I’ve learned through aging. When I was younger, I was much more in a hurry to always do, do, do and always project ahead. Yet, through time, I’ve leaned to take what is offered ‘presently’ ; knowing that what I need is right here. Now.

    “We forget that one must experience the dark to appreciate the light.”

    How true that is. To experience dark is to learn how to see.

    Fab post, my friend. Have a super weekend…X

    P.S. love the photo you used for this post topic.

  2. This is a lovely reminder that merely ticking items off one’s To-Do List doesn’t constitute Living. Sometimes, it’s better to just sit and smell the roses than to rush around trying frantically to get things done!

  3. ‘Have you ever felt like the road you’re traveling is endless, like no matter how far you travel you’re not getting anywhere?’ Yeah, that’s me! That’s where i am and everyone seems to think they know what i need to do to travel my road, to complete my journey. All it makes me want to do is quit. Thank you for your beautiful words.

  4. Living is intentional. We all get caught in our busy and forget that embracing the present means to really pause, take a breath and give gratitude for the moment. Lovely reminder, Susan!

  5. “Perhaps it is only our questions that are endless.” – I think this is true. I also agree with your point about appreciating the light more when we experience darkness. My tendency is to want to feel comfort all of the time, but that wouldn’t really be living at all.

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