Posts Tagged ‘It’s always darkest before the dawn’

… generally entails having a BREAKDOWN first. 

They usually work hand-in-hand.

Our greatest breakthroughs usually come after we’ve completely surrendered control over our lives.

You have to be willing to break down all your mental constructs and expectations of the way you think things should be and be open to a new way of seeing things that might be BETTER than you ever even imagined.

Once you’ve suffered a breakdown of a certain aspect of your life, you’ve learned to let it go. You no longer have any judgements or expectations of it being the way you needed it to be. You are now free to allow it to become anything it is meant to become for you.

Life has a funny way of working things out for you. You don’t always know what is right for you. If you’re breaking down over something, it wasn’t working for you and holding onto something that isn’t working, only keeps you trapped. Letting it go and letting it subsequently break you down is what will inevitably lead you to the breakthrough you’re seeking.

Breakdowns are hard, but the breakthroughs they lead you to are priceless.  Don’t avoid the breakdown, it’s in place to show you that YOU ARE ALMOST THERE. Just when you think it couldn’t get any darker, that’s the moment when the light returns. Don’t run from the breakdown, let it transform you and let it bring on the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for all along.

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11524-It-s-Always-Darkest-Before-Dawn… that is how you know a new day is coming.

Just when you think you cannot bare anymore darkness, life shifts. It has to. Nothing ever stays the same. Life is in constant fluctuation and change.

The ending of a phase of life heralds in the dawn of a new day. It is important to remember the nature of life’s cycles. Darkness is the phase where one simply cannot see and Light is the phase where answers can be readily found.

When you are in a period of darkness, it can only last so long.  It is NEVER forever. Once it hits its darkest point, the light must return. Vice versa, once the light has shown us the way, it is time for the darkness to return in order for us to learn something new about ourselves. The darkness brings opportunity for growth. It brings us situations and people that challenge us and force us to look beyond our limitations for answers.

The light is our reward for finding our way through the darkness. The darkness shapes your character and is one of your greatest teachers.

Don’t be afraid of the dark. Find new ways of moving through the darkness and keep your head up because you know once you hit the darkest point, the sun has to return, it can be no other way. In the interim, don’t just wait for the sun to come out; learn how to navigate your way through the darkness. Managing the darkness will make you much happier and much more adept at enjoying the light of your life.


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