Thursday, November 26, 2009

hurdles

Life can be scary.

I mean, it can be really really scary. It can be frightening in a way with which we are most uncomfortable. And then there’s doubt. The doubt seems to seep into the darkest corners of our mind and plant itself. It then goes on to sprout its roots into our cerebellum. It becomes a parasite, leeching on our self-confidence until it grows and ruptures our entire mentality. We become small. We become apprehensive. We come to expect less of ourselves and take whatever miniscule thing is offered just because we think that it’s all we are worth.

That’s where we fail. That’s where we falter. That’s where we stop.

That is when all of our past failures finally catch up to us, grab us by the collars, and spew vulgarity in our faces. We face these demons and sometimes become devastatingly afraid. We want to run, to hide, and to leave it all behinds us. We change the locks; we re-locate, cut our hair, invest in a better wardrobe, and do whatever it takes to no longer become recognized. We hide.

For what it’s worth allow me to reassure you that your demons will find you. They know who you are, and regardless of your changes your scent will always lead them back to you. The scent? It’s the putrid odor of fear and avoidance.

Here’s the lesson: do not run away. Do not take the easy way out just because it rescues you from a moment of brief difficulty. The easy way always ends up being the long way, anyway. You get lost and the miles multiply. If you make it back to the road in which you should be on, it might be too late.

You might be out of time.

Or out of gas.

3 comments:

-- kim said...

i would agree..
never be afraid of failures, cause in the end youll be able to know that it has something to ponder..
if i was brave enough before, i could have reach more farther than what i have today...

cheneetot said...

thanks for the comment mami..

miss u na

cheneetot said...

thanks for the comment mami..

miss u na