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Dare To Look… At What You Don’t Want To Look At

My marriage was falling apart long before I was willing to look at the fact that my marriage was falling apart.  I didn’t want to look.  I had decided that my children would never experience that nasty thing called divorce.  I had decided that my kids would get the fairy tale ending, the kind that all kids want – a mom and a dad that love each other and stay together until the end.  I wanted this story so much I refused to look at my reality.  By the time I looked, many years had gone by.  My marriage wasn’t just over, it was done and I was really unhappy.  This is what I learned.  You pay a huge price for the things you don’t look at!  The longer you don’t look, the bigger the price.  It takes tremendous courage, strength and honesty to look.  The things that are hardest and most painful to look at are usually the things that need your attention most.  We often don’t like what we see.  Looking, however, is the only way to grow.  It’s the only way to make your life all that you want it to be.  Are there any parts of your life – marriage, kids, work, self – you need to look at?  Dare to look.  Dare to live.

Lessons Learned:

*  Dare to look at the things in your life that you find hardest to look at.  It’s the only way to make your life all that you want it to be.



One Response to "Dare To Look… At What You Don’t Want To Look At"

  1. Reply Patti Pokorchak Posted on August 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    But I want to be an ostrich! It’s so nice to be in Egypt – up denial! For a while at least.

    True, we don’t see what we don’t want to see but the issues are still there. The sooner we face them the sooner we can go on.

    At least you divorced earlier than the 38 years it took my parents to divorce! Somethings are better sooner than later though my dad did find his true love in his 70s which was wonderful to see.

    Thanks for always making me think at 6am! Love your posts!

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