Thinking and Speaking in Metaphors

There comes a time when you’re continuously pounding headlong into the wind, observing the coming rocky shoreline and wondering what action to take. Do you stay on course or slightly fall off? You’ve slightly fallen off already but still headed to the rocky shoreline. You realize that only a significant course correction can save your ship.

And on that ship, it can only have one captain, whether alone or with crew. When you battle the challenges of life (or rough seas), you need a crew that is there to support you. You do not need only passengers. It’s the crew that you need to help save the ship.

When you finally realize that you’ve truly been single-handling that boat, you need to make that course adjustment. You may not make it to the port you intended, but you’ll find a port where you can rest, make repairs and provision supplies, essentially recharging and renewing your energy towards life.

Life is a journey. It’s not always fair or friendly, but it’s an opportunity to learn, experience, grow and  reflect. You’re not guaranteed a light at the end of the tunnel or riches at the end of the rainbow or happiness and bliss ever after. You’re given experiences and lessons to learn from and hopefully additional opportunities. When you chart a course, you can only hope that  the crew will support and be there with you, else you need to learn to sail and navigate solo.

And if love remains, though everything is lost…
We will pay the price, but we will not count the cost.

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