Life is a
roller-coaster ride. There are bound to be ups and downs. We have all suffered
desertion, disappointment, betrayal or frustration of various intensity
inflicting upon us different degrees of physical and spiritual damage. Some of
us survive while others get stuck. Some would stay there at the bottom of the
deep sea of depression drilling their hearts until they bleed. How do people
extract themselves from down there? It might just be a timely hand extended, a
quote that enlightens, a ear that listens or a shoulder to cry on.
There is a
Chinese saying that goes like this - as long as you have the green mountain,
you have wood to burn. It worked for me. At that very moment of darkness almost
exactly 26 years ago when I was so engrossed in self-guilt and desperation that
I dwindled to a minute dust too feeble to face the unknown future or if there
were any future, it was this quote that saved me to rise and stand on my feet
Looking back at
all the years that have gone by, I feel like I am looking at other people’s
stories. The hurt is long gone! I have grown to be more reflective, more
independent and definitely more positive!
mountain is out there for each one who looks for it!