Monday, March 31, 2008

Walking Through Walls

If some of you haven't picked up on it by now, life doesn't always go according to plan. And yet, a lot of people still get taken back when things just don't flow their way. People are somehow surprised when every day doesn't seem to go the way they would want and often times, they become beaten down from the daily rigors life may offer. It appears that life has a strong will - usually stronger than its adversary - and the friction it causes usually results in one feeling sorry for themselves and paralyzing their efforts. But life doesn't have to be that way, not at all. A lot of life is in how you handle it. It's a matter of dealing with what comes your way in a productive manner.

In the words of Bernard Malamud, "There comes a time in our lives when to get where we have to go, if there are no doors or windows, we need to walk through a wall." The problem, however, often lies within the confines of one's own mind where "the wall" is an insurmountable obstacle. Most people aren't willing to push through that wall, to make the extra effort. But here's a question for you to reflect upon. When's the last time you attempted to break through the barriers and walk through a wall? - Fred Fornicola