The sun sets on another day…
The story of Scylla and Charybdis has spun many modern sayings. things like: Between the devil and the deep blue sea, between a rock and a hard place, and others were born of this legend of a pair of monsters guarding a narrow straight of sea. We use these phrases to express a feeling there is no win possible, or that we have few choices towards a win.
Funny isn’t it? How your mind can play tricks with you and beat you down. There is always hope, always a new possibility, always a way if you only take the moments and look for it.
I think the secret is to know what you are looking for and have a realization that sometimes you get the success you need, and not necessarily what you want. It may sound like an old song, but often we are given just what is right, or what is right is right there, while what we want is just out of reach, and maybe it is better that way.
My point tonight is two fold. Don’t ever feel like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place, find the way forward instead and pay attention to what you experience, it may be better than what you wanted anyway. I know it is not logical, but it is often true.
So as the sun sets on another day, the real Charybdis wasn’t a monster, it was a whirlpool. The real Scylla, a rock. Pay attention to your rocks and your hard places. They are not monsters, they are challenges to be conquered. Find a way forward and make today the best day it can be, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and boooo…