None of us can know what is around the next corner. Corners are tricky things; they hide what is around them and hide us from whatever is waiting for us around them. Some people don’t even want to look around the next corner, it frightens them; it’s the unknown element probably. I can understand that, I’ve been frightened by corners for most of my life.
These days though, after years of not wanting to venture around lots of corners of my life, I quite like corners. You see, although you never know what’s around them that something could be really, really good. Now I’m not saying that I don’t feel scared anymore when I approach the next corner, but I also feel excited. It COULD be something really, really GOOD.
It’s taken me years to get here though. To look for sunshine rather than cloud, then find that silver lining inside that cloud, accept that the silver is just as good as gold. After all who needs gold when you have silver?
Besides what’s the alternative? Living your life in a state of nothingness just in case the thing around the next corner is bad? Deciding that there’s no point, that it’s hopeless, before you’ve even really tried? Hanging back instead of walking forward, hiding yourself away, or worse still taking yourself out of the picture altogether so that you don’t have to think about turning the next corner?
When the path seems hard, harder than you think you can endure, just look for the next corner and rush towards it. Even if it’s not all good it’ll be different and that has to be better than nothingness.