“When one door closes another opens, but all too often there’s a long hallway in between.”
I’ve always loved that quote, even though it portends dark times will be had in those hallways.
I know some people actually say it’s hell in the hallways. And we should try to get to the next door lightening fast.
But I disagree.
You see, if I’d rushed through the dark hallways I might never have discovered that what I thought truly mattered to me didn’t matter so much after all.
Or worse yet, I wouldn’t have stumbled upon that secret door (covered with cobwebs) that once opened revealed brilliant shafts of light and special treasures of meaning and joy.
Yes, there is always light in the dark. And dark in the light.
So I say let’s all slow down a teensy bit and let our eyes adjust to the darkness.
Then take a leap of faith and enter the hallway with deliberation and curiosity.
And trust that even though it’s dark and scary in there, there’s something meant just for us to discover in our hallways.
Are you with me?
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