Thursday morning last week I got up like I normally do to head to the treadmill in my office at home to get my day started. As I was getting ready I was just not feeling the cardio mentally or physically. I made a decision to do something I very rarely do, I decided to go to my comfy chair in my office and sleep for another 30 min. As I entered my office it was pitch black and I couldn’t see a thing. I used my flashlight on my phone to make my way to my chair. I set my alarm for 30 min and when my alarm went off I slowly opened my eyes. Once my eyes were open I noticed I could see better than when I first initially entered my dark office.
See, I had gone from having the light on in the kitchen to the complete darkness of my office. When we go from light to dark often we cannot see anything and it takes our eyes time to adjust. Once our eyes have adjusted we can see in the dark and can maneuver easier in the dark.
Thursday morning was a good reminder for me that even in the darkness we can find our way because we will be able to see better. Being better able to find our way out of the dark times gets us out of the dark times quicker than when we just have to stumble around bumping into things, possibly hurting ourselves.
My challenge to each of us this week is don’t be startled by the blindness of the dark. Use the light to find your way and you will be able to see in the dark. Like me after my extra nap Thursday morning, we will come out of the dark new and refreshed and ready to conquer what lies ahead.
Brave the dark.