“What happens when you are crossing the bridge and heading toward the light but no one is on the other side of the bridge waiting for you or cheering you on – everyone in your life is on the side of the bridge that you know you have to leave or die. You know it is you or them – “do or die” so to speak. But, what are you crossing the bridge for? Letting go and falling in an abyss doesn’t seem sensible.”
Do you know the bridge she’s asking about? I bet you do. It seems like everyone I know has taken a trip or two across that thing. It’s the bridge that connects the life we used to live and the one we want to live. It covers the gap between the two, all that we’ve done while we weren’t living in alignment with our true selves. Life happens, we wander off course and the bridge carries us home, back to ourselves, hopefully without losing everything in the fall to rock bottom.
It may be the bridge between addiction (with my clients the addiction is usually in the form of codependency) and sanity. It may be the coming out process for someone who is gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered, or questioning but has been attempting to live like a straight person because they either didn’t know their truth, or weren’t yet prepared to live in alignment with it. The bridge may be between life with someone who abuses you and a life without violence. The bridge is the beautiful transition that begins where we are living in reaction to everyone and everything around us, and ends where we’re living our true lives, cultivated from within.
The journey across this bridge is about freeing yourself to live a life that is true for you.
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