Picture taken in Mittenwald, Germany. It’s called the looking glass, resembling a giant telescope and a window front that is overhanging the cliff of a mountain. It felt a bit eerie standing at the edge but it was beautiful to admire the surrounding mountain range. A unique experience, a one of a kind.
I am on verge of getting sidetracked here, turning this post into a different topic all together. Having written the description of the picture, I am taken back to that day and emotions flood through me. I was in Germany at that time (obviously), taken care of Mom during my ten month stay. It was my birthday and a surprise trip to the mountains was planned for me to give me a little space, a change of scenery, an opportunity to collect my strengths.
Looking at this picture now, I’m reminded of how often we stand on the edge. How I was standing on the edge during that time. Mentally and physically. At times on the brink of an amazing breakthrough, something, a total different life all together, or dangling, in danger, threatening to lose our grip, simply hanging by a thread. It’s not always that we get a view this grandiose as I was stepping into this giant looking glass, and the scenery can be breathtaking in more than one way. Even if it’s in a choking manner:
But I am also reminded about the phrase that describes the light at the end of the tunnel. Have you heard it before? To give someone hope it is often used in a sense of saying that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Or to encourage, to give the impression that the darkness is subsiding and that the worst is behind. If we put into perspective that there is light at the end of the tunnel, it feels motivational to keep going. To let us know that we are nearly there and that what we are searching for lies at that end of the tunnel.
I used to believe in this phrase myself, most likely used it before and applied it not only to myself but also to others. My views have changed over time, in the search for such said light. Do we truly have aspire towards the light in darkness. To search for it and use it like a magnet to pull us out of whatever hardship we experience? What about if “We” brought the light to the table? It “We” remembered that the light is already within us, that everything we need is within us and that everything that we seek is also seeking us?
I know it’s easier said than done, and the darkness strips away our confidence, our belief in ourselves, even our momentum. And yet it is the truth and we are beings of light that can illuminate the darkness, around us and within us.