“It’s only when we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything”
-Chuck Palahniuk, Fight club
We hit our lowest of lows.
You believe that it truly cannot get any worse than it already has.
Yet what greater gift could life hand you? Sure, anyone could build on an already existing foundation but would it be building or more like reconstructing? The freedom lies in being able to choose the foundation on which to build on. We hit rock bottom and it’s something so shocking and earth shattering, even more so when it was expected or we saw it coming. We set blame on ourselves, or worse, on others. We become so caught up in the anger and the resentment that we lose sight of the real opportunity that’s been offered. Many people out there would give anything for an opportunity to start all over.
Who even invented that saying?? I mean it could be worse. You could be dust. A life cut short, as in, no mas, finito, poof, gone.
There will be some who read this and say, “Yea, well death sounds better than the shit I’m dealing with.” I say to you, “You say that now, but stare death in the face and more than half of you will hold on to dear life, clinging on for as long as you ultimately can.”
Turning to dust, that is your worse case scenario. Hitting rock bottom? You’re still a rock. You are still strong and well put together to still be considered a rock. Don’t take that strength for granted. You are all you need to start over. Yes, it will be difficult but it’ll also be so rewarding. Every bump and ding along the way will buff and shine you until all your hard work and dedication turns you into that smooth, beautiful pearl that you always were.
It’s that level before dust that one has to hit in order to tear down a life not meant for us in order to build one that truly serves us.
Photo Credit: Natal Galvan *taken from a page from the book, The Secret