Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Guest Blogger: Those Watershed Moments

This guest blogger writes to you all the way from Australia.  She is an amazing young lady, cute as a button and smart as a whip.  I love reading her blog; It's inspiring, thought-provoking, I love the connection she brings to her writing and obviously she is a more sophisticated writer than myself.  Please check out her blog, Strength of the Soul.  Honestly, I think she will be something of importance in the world...So, start following her now!  You may also follow her on Twitter @sabrinatan

“Every life has a watershed moment, an instant when you realize you’re about to make a choice that will define everything else you ever do, and that if you choose wrong, there may not be that many things left to choose. Sometimes the wrong choice is the only one that lets you face the end with dignity, grace, and the awareness that you’re doing the right thing. I’m not sure we can recognize those moments until they’ve passed us.” - Mira Grant

There’s a plethora of fears that exist out there in the universe. Some are tangible, some are intangible, but most are doable. I suppose the hardest fears to overcome are those that we ourselves create inside our own minds. Sooner or later most of us will have to confront them head on. These moments are frightening, but exciting and mentally cleansing. Suffice to say that they all exists in a bundle of a moment which makes the conundrum of these emotions feel even greater.

When faced with a hard decision, we all want to do the right thing. The frustration exists when we don't know how our actions affect us and others until much later down the track. Amazing or disastrous as it may be, we won't know there and then. And in the meantime, we play out the story - with only the blurb on the back of the book to guide us. We make decisions because we have to. Always hoping that it is the right one. Wrong choices may inevitably hurt the people we love, with no ounce of personal intention behind it. But we have to be okay with making choices regardless of whether they'd be right or wrong. If we resist and hesitate, we then create our own fear. And possibly prolong the inevitable.

Our watershed moments may be far and few but they do provide us with an appreciation of a part of life that isn't always solvable in an instant. The truth is that we don't have to beat ourselves up over it. All we can do is face those moments with grace and dignity... and hope.

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