In a recent article that I wrote and published on Second Chance to Live, Brain Injury and What Might Have Been? I spoke about the need for the butterfly to strength its wings by breaking free from the cocoon. With out struggle the butterfly would not be able to fly to fulfill its purpose and destiny. I shared in that article about our need to struggle to have the wings of our destiny to be strengthened to fulfill our purpose and destiny. I also spoke to the illustration of a switch on the railroad of life that points us in a direction that we may not otherwise travel as we live our lives.
In today’s article, I would like to speak to another visual analogy. The illustration of the tapestry. On one side of the tapestry we see many multicolored threads, jumbled together that appear to have no connection. As a result these multicolored thread, jumbled together may make little sense to us. But if we are able to look at the other side of the tapestry those jumbled, multicolored threads make more sense to us as we live our lives. Disappointment, discouragement and questioning, Why? takes on new context by realizing that the threads and design have meaning and purpose.
For many years of my life what occurred in my life made little sense to me. Despite my best efforts to succeed, I kept running into walls. I attempted to make adjustments, but kept finding out as I arrived at what I thought would be the finish line that my good was not good enough. I internalized these apparent “failures” and experienced a low-grade chronic depression. I experienced this chronic depression because I was unable to accept what I was powerless over to change. What made little sense to me began to make sense as I moved from denial, to acceptance and into action.
What I discovered through confronting my denial, working through the grieving process of what I could not change, gaining acceptance and getting into action was that my perspective changed. What I began to realize was that my struggles overtime were in essence setting me up, not setting me back in life. Although I could not see it at the time, I came to realize what I considered to be disappointment, discouragement and disillusionment were in essence threads woven into the process and journey. Each circumstance marvelously woven into what is my life. Looking back I now see how each thread was / is meshed together with other threads to create beautiful scenes on the tapestry of my life. I am encouraged because I know that more will be revealed with time.
To read a detailed account of my multi-colored jumbled threads, you may click on this link: Detailed About Page.
In life you may have encountered disappointment, discouragement and disillusionment. Each event and circumstance may have resulted in your experiencing a low-grade chronic depression. As a result, you may have found yourself asking “Why?”. Please let me assure you that what has occurred in your life has been meant for your ultimate good. Although you may not see it now, your wings were / are being strengthened. You are being guided. A wonderful tapestry called your life is being designed with intent, so don’t give up my friend! More will be revealed to you in time.
Although you may only see jumbled threads, that seem to make little sense now; take courage with what is being designed and created on the other side of the tapestry.
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