Coming to you from inside a cave here in the middle of the jungle in Belize. We popped in here after our repelling expedition. It is just incredible in here — absolutely breathtaking.
As we are in the cave here it’s obviously completely dark. We have our guide and my buddy Mat with us, and through the lights we are able to see. But that’s the ONLY reason we are able to see…
It reminded me how sometimes in life we enter a cave or a dark point in our lives where it seems so black you can’t see your way out.
Where we are right now, you see zero light, and you can’t see a way out at all.
I’ve been in a similar situation in my own life. About 8 years ago I was over $750,000 in debt, and questioning myself constantly. I couldn’t sleep and I couldn’t eat. There were days where I couldn’t get through the day because I had so much anxiety. I’m not proud of this but I would go to the bar and drink 2 or 3 vodkas just to get through the day because I just couldn’t see a way out!
It was so frustrating, and so dark.
Here’s something I heard years ago:
“When there’s hope for the future, there’s power in the present.”
When you’re going through the dark spell… and when you feel like you’re in a cave, and it’s musty and damp, and you’re just depressed, and you don’t know how to get out.
You gotta realize something… SO many other people have found a way out and YOU are going to find a way out too. You just have to keep walking and you have to keep searching.
The fact that you continue searching — there’s some joy that comes with that. Hope comes from that searching process.
Never stop searching. Like that old saying, when you’re going through hell, don’t stop! Same thing here, when life gets tough keep going!
When I couldn’t sleep at night and its 4:00 in the morning, I’d be sitting at the edge of my bed just staring at the wall just wondering if I could get through another day. The next morning when I would get up, I didn’t want to get out of bed. I just wanted to curl up and hide.
You are NEVER going to find the light by hiding. You don’t find the light by staying where you are. You find the light by searching and continuing to walk, and if you just keep going there is always a way out.
My friends, when you feel like you are at your darkest point just know that light is there. Have some hope for the future so you can have power in the presence.
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