What Is It You Ask?
You stare off into the distance, gazing at the beauty of the sunset and ponder the fact that there is such beauty in front of you, but you can’t help but focus on the bit of wood in the corner of your vision and all of a sudden you are lost not in the beauty and possibility and hope of the future, but in the pain of the past and how awful life is and then all of a sudden it is the biggest thing you can see. Then for a moment you stop, catch your breath and say to yourself, I acknowledge the pain of my past, but I am going to take a step forward. One stop forward and all of a sudden, the wood is not as big as it was, still it is there, but it is not so overwhelming. You dwell on it a moment longer, before saying I choose to let go of that pain and take one more brave step forward, and now you can see just the tip of the timber. You take one more bold step, and now all you can see is beauty ahead. You know the past is still there, but it is no longer blocking your vision of the future, instead it is the push to go forward, to discover all the hope that is ahead.
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Indi Leigh is a qualified and registered Christian Counsellor, with a passion to see people realise there is HOPE, that everyone is special, unique and important.