I was always told, “If you put your mind to it, you can do anything!” Well, to be honest, it didn’t take long for me to find out that statement was simply not true. There were many things that I harnessed my full mind and will to bring to pass that I was a complete failure at. I know someone is probably surprised that I’m writing this because you think this is one of those “feel good” blogs intent on pumping you up like a coach’s pep talk before the big game. Well, my intent is to pump you up but not with ideas based upon faulty logic that cause you to hit the proverbial “wall” of reality and bounce off full of pain and disappointment. Emotion and will based help may sell books and make for good infomercials but the knots on your head (and mine) testify to the foolishness of such philosophy. Oh sure, some things are conquerable through brute force but others are not. So, what to do about those that are still standing after our “all out” attacks?
Life has a way of humbling us, doesn’t it? It is the person that denies the reality of this power that I feel most sorry for because they live a lie built upon the fallacy that they are in control, when they know deep inside they are not. The knots on their head testify to the truth.
Nevertheless, we need the power of the impossible because the wall that resists our emotion and sheer will blocks our pathway to healthy lives, healthy relationships, etc. When will we ever come to the point where we realize that we need help, that the greatest tool we have is our voice and the greatest strength we have is our submission?
I do believe in the impossible: the ability to break through the wall. “I can do all things through……”?
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