You really don’t want to know it. In fact, you are quite annoyed to realize the absolute truth of it. You turn the thing over and over in your mind looking for a crack in it — something your mind can get hold of. An “Ah ha!” to grab a hold of so you can slip back into your blissful state of doubt.
But it’s not there. The surface of it is smooth — like glass. There are no rough edges to it at all. The pieces all fit together perfectly.
It could be the niggling suspicion in the back of your mind. It might be the queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach. It could be the disappointment of a something gone sideways. It could be the ache of loss, a thing done which can not be undone. It could be the words spoken to you in a room by someone dressed in a white coat.
Grief. Disability. Disillusionment. Denial.
Whatever it is. You’re finally staring it straight in the face. There is no longer anyplace to hide to avoid seeing it. And it’s staring back. Snarling and snapping at your peace of mind.
This is the moment when your life happens. When you choose. Because the rest of your life depends on what you do with the hard truths. The stuff that sets you back on your heels and makes you catch your breath.
Everyone’s journey on their path is vastly different. But you will face uncomfortable, painful truths in your life. Count on it. It’s a critical part of being human.
Choose wisely. Choose love. As much as it might hurt in the moment. As hard as it might be. Always choose love. I promise you — you’re stronger than you think.