Archive for June, 2015

June 1, 2015

From Here to There

It is extremely difficult to imagine yourself getting through something really, really big. Something that would take an enormous amount of effort to accomplish can seem basically impossible. It’s frightening. When you’re standing in front of the beginning, your mind very easily tricks itself into thinking there is no way you’ll get to the end. Here seems brutal, and there seems impossible.

How do we get from here, to there?

The answer is: you just do. You start where you are and you do whatever it is you have to do, to get to tomorrow. And then the next day, and the day after that. Situations that require mental, emotional, and physical strength to overcome will only happen if you take one step at a time. You can’t always focus on the there. You wake up today, face your reality, push yourself, and then go to sleep.

Your ‘thing’ may be something that is meant for good; like finishing a degree, or race you have to run. It might even be life’s simply-annoying tasks like cleaning out your closet or getting through eight loads of laundry. And of course, it may be finding healing from a breakup, losing a loved one, or feeling lost on your journey here on Earth.

When your mind tricks you into thinking you can’t get to there, trick itself right back. Train your brain to remind itself that you have everything you need to get through the next step. When there seems so scary, remember that it’s only a destination you can get to if you get past here.here_there_signs

Imagine yourself getting there, and you will. The abolished obstacles are what make the accomplishment of something worthy. The roadblocks of healing are real, but they are not permanent. Your here is not permanent. One day you will be there.

Trust that you have what it takes. Start with day one, and just keep going. Have the faith that when you get there, it will all be worth it. And whatever it takes, do not be your own worst enemy in not allowing yourself to get out of here, try to rush things, or beat yourself up that putting your shoes on today was extremely exhausting. There will be better.

And while you’re getting from here to there, please remember to just, love life.