Encouragement

Finding the Light Within

finding the light within vidya sury

Some days can be so frustrating. Everything that can go wrong, will. Murphy’s Law – remember?

The power fails
The batteries can’t charge
The phone doesn’t work
The taps leak
The day won’t go as planned
Life comes to a standstill.

Truth is, life really does not come to a standstill.

The earth continues to spin on its axis and around the sun.

Things happen. Unexpected things.

Like the computer crashing in the middle of a big project with a deadline.
Hours spent salvaging data and backing up.
Phone call with shocking news about a dear friend’s death
An email begging for a shoulder
Profile disappearing on a work site taking active assignments with it
Waking up with a headache that won’t go away for three straight days.

Oh yes, the world goes on.

How to handle it?

Panic is not an option, because it only sucks away more energy, precious energy that is required for more productive tasks.

Finding the Light Within

What I did was take the extra step.

I won’t say I didn’t panic, because I did, for a few moments.

Then I had a cup of strong coffee.

As the liquid heaven entered my system for the fourth time that day, I decided to see the silver lining.

I decided to make the most of it.

I decided to step away from darkness to light.

In spite of the power cuts.

Because “bright” is in my mind.

I changed my focus.

To finding the light within.

I decided to take the learning from my situation and ditch the rest.

I realized, as I set about sorting things out, that we often hide from accepting things as they are.

We dwell so much on the negative that we waste a lot of time and energy on it, rather than try to come out of it.

We don’t acknowledge our feelings. How can we deal with them if we don’t?

I know it isn’t always easy.

What I’ve learned is to be patient and find the funny side.

For one thing laughter dissipates some of the tension. Also, it lets out that pent up frustration. And when we look, it isn’t difficult to find the bright spots. The next thing is to move on, because it will be a long while before someone discovers how to turn the clock back and reverse the situation.

And that’s what I do.

Let go.

Move on.

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo

What do you do when you are thrust into that dark place?

How do you find the light?

Image credit

You Might Also Like

7 Comments

  • Reply
    Susan Scott
    March 14, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    You’re right there are those days. I remember what is lovely – not only remember, but look up at the clouds, look out to Nature, think of my sons and husband, think of friends (such as you Vidya) and then all is well with the world
    Susan Scott recently posted…Health and AnarchyMy Profile

  • Reply
    My Inner Chick
    March 14, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    **I decided to step away from darkness to light.**

    In the midst of darkness, this is VERY difficult, isn’t it?

    I’ve found that gratitude is DEF. apart of healing, too.

    Love you more than sunflowers with faces of gold. xxxxxx
    My Inner Chick recently posted…Remaining Silent About Domestic Abuse KILLSMy Profile

  • Reply
    Sid
    March 15, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    You are so full of optimism. I love that!
    Sid recently posted…Together, we canMy Profile

  • Reply
    Vishnu
    March 15, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Hey Vidya – when we can’t change the situation (or the electricity cut or the computer shutting down or the weather when we had big plans) all we can do is change our perspective and ourselves! IF too many things go wrong on one day, I assume it’s the universe sending me to step back and take a break for a few hours or a couple of days.
    Vishnu recently posted…Letting Go of Busy: 8 Steps to Peace, Balance and a More Authentic LifeMy Profile

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      March 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      I know Vishnu. I’d do the same. In fact, we’re on the verge of summer and regular power-cuts. In this instance, it is the loss of two close friends that has put me out of kilter. I am trying hard to cope. Thank you for stopping by!
      Vidya Sury recently posted…Banana Ragi Chocolate Cake #Video #CreateFearlesslyMy Profile

  • Reply
    Marie
    March 16, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Letting go. I definitely agree with you Vidya. Thought sometime darkness is hard to leave. But the best place to think and act is when we are reaching the light. No matter what we do, some things don’t change. We have to adapt and release the pressure.
    Your words are inspiring and ones to remember when dealing with such days. Take care
    Marie recently posted…Warrior TimeMy Profile

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      March 16, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      True, Marie. I am in a sad place right now and am trying hard to see the light. Just after I wrote this post, I lost another friend.
      Thank you for visiting, I am glad you are here today.
      Vidya Sury recently posted…Did I Smile Today?My Profile

    Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge

    %d bloggers like this: