"Everything in your life is a reflection a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice." (Author unknown)
The thing is, though, when we are in the middle of untenable situations, the entire world grows dark, or rather, appears to grow dark. We can make the choice to fall deeper into the darkness or turn around. We can walk back down the tunnel we entered, as difficult as it may be, walk towards the light until we emerge from the pain and suffering that seems to overwhelm us, or not. The choice is ours.
Author, Mandy Hale said, "Growth is painful, change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong."
Unfortunately, many of us think that we somehow belong in a place of pain and suffering. Sometimes, we think it is pay back for something we did; sometimes, we don't think we deserve otherwise; and sometimes, we simply don't know we have a choice.
Life may be imperfect, but we all deserve Love, Joy, Peace, Happiness, Acceptance...
May all those consumed by pain and suffering find the Light that will bring them Peace and Comfort. May our choices bring us to where we belong. And, if our choices don't bring us there, may we have the strength to turn and make a different choice.