Most of the time when you think of walls, you think
of people putting up armor or barriers so that they cannot be reached. Sometimes when you are challenged, you may
think of climbing the wall or breaking through the wall to get to the other
side – beit known goal or unknown. But
sometimes in life we find ourselves up against a wall – a ticking clock
timeline, running out of what options we think we have to do something or be
somewhere or grasp hold of an opportunity.
Sometimes we are challenged to battle the beast loose inside the four
walls and we are not given the option to climb or breakthrough walls, but we
must face it – like confrontation head-on in order to conquer fears, or face
While most people may consider this an awful thing,
we need to examine what this really means.
There are times though, when being pushed against a
wall means you are being challenged to be creative in other ways to make the
most of where you are at in order to push your growth boundaries a little
further than you think you could push them.
The truth is that there is no
escaping reality. Think about it. If you
and inside these walls, the way you would be locked inside a cage with a lion,
you have no choice but to be confronted with what your reality is, which means
you technically cannot run away from your problems. In order to conquer your problems, you have
to become friends with it and unafraid of it, be calm and centered, then think
outside the cage or walls. It is at this
time that we are shown just how important our centering, balance and strength
are in order to overcome where we are.
We don’t often take time to recognize progress or
acknowledge opportunities for greatness and establishing new realms of
possibility unless we are left with certain choices. Sometimes this gives us a chance to
re-evaluate. We are then able to make
wiser choices accordingly.
In the meantime, this does not mean we are stuck
looking at walls that cannot be overcome, climbed or broken through. Sometimes it is a moment of gratitude that
we must have and then make the most of the walls that are there. We have a chance for even more growth in
problem-solving when we are thankful for being challenged in the first place. The wall then can sprout with new
possibilities and create new ways of creating perspective that can better serve
us for the greater good.
But to accomplish this, we must let go of old plans
which can sometimes anchor us and hold us back or hold us down, preventing the
seeds we now need to cultivate and foster in order to grow new things out of
From here, we must release ideas, thoughts and
sometimes dreams in order to embrace a new one that is better, more suited and
which may lead to a greater pathway intended for us to become even more than we
So the next time you see a wall, remember that
there is still yet another option to work with other than what you think is the
most obvious or more familiar of the options.
This is your time to shine and be creative in seeing just how far you
can go to make it more beautiful.
& Tess – We Solved It
for everyday PROBLEMS