When fifteen, I came to a crossroads of pain where I had to decide if life was worth living. One word saved my life: Surrender.
Since I wasn’t doing so well being in charge anyway, I decided to entrust myself to a Higher Wisdom, and right away, I found this promise:
- What I experienced was “common to mankind”
- I could handle all that would challenge me, and
- There would always be a way of escape so burdens wouldn’t annihilate me
That mysterious way of escape did appear. But, it often came in disguise so that I would grow in the process of discovery.
I remind myself today to look with eyes of hope for it, to refuse the cynicism and fear that says, “There is no way out.”