For the days you feel lost—when you’re at the end of your rope, and feel like everything in your life is falling apart, remember this: your world isn’t over, it’s just beginning.
In fact, moments like these are amazing opportunities in disguise. Let me explain.
If you look at all the transformational stories we love: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser (to name a few)—they all begin with a huge, shattering, life change.
These are people who are educated, influential, strong. They’re trail-blazers with their life “together”, and then boom, in an instant everything changes.
A failed marriage, a heart-attack, an extramarital affair…
These stories are inspiring because they give us factual accounts of human perseverance, real-life heroes and heroines, and hope in the face of adversity.
Instead of pushing and trying to fight the current of change, these people swim with it; and in doing so, they find something they didn’t even know they were looking for.
So what does this mean for you? This moment is the axis of personal transformation, but only if you let it be. What appears to be a life in ruins is actually a defining moment in your evolution.
This isn’t a disaster, it’s a gift.
Make time for film photography, start your screen-printing business, pack your bags and travel West, stand where you are and find peace, take up kickboxing, sleep in.
Refuse to be a victim of circumstance, because you’re so much more than that. In many ways, a new chapter in your life has just started, and you get to decide what’s written.
You get to be a living account of human perseverance, to be your own, real-life hero or heroine, and to have hope in the face of adversity.
I think sometimes we need to fall apart so we can appreciate what we had. So we can appreciate foundations and roots when we’re forced to abandon them. But more than that, I think it’s so we can appreciate our wings, and give us the chance to use them.
So we can look at ourselves and realize that we’re actually palpable—that we’re on earth and we’re flesh and our heart is still violently beating in our chest, longing to experience something meaningful.
Times like these help us see just how numb we’ve become to living, and that maybe we’ve been on autopilot for too long.
I think we need to fall apart, because falling apart gives us that really rare opportunity to have nothing to lose. Nothing. It’s just us, standing in the dust of our past life, with nothing to hold us back, and everything to push us towards whatever it is we really want.
I think falling apart is like an alarm clock for our life. Do you hear it now, buzzing away in the background?
It’s time to wake up.
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