Life is Like Us #75 – Canyons

Scott Patrick Erwin

January 18, 2022

Have you ever ever pushed on a steep canyon street? The sort the place it’s two lanes and just one manner in and a method out? The sort the place you have got 3 ways to look, up on the hills on each side, down the crevasse on the backside of the canyon, and the slim street forward. Okay, possibly 4, the street behind as nicely. I dwell on one finish of a canyon. It’s a considerably well-known one. It has a Merle Haggard tune written in regards to the river on the backside. It has hosted Nationwide and Olympic white water competitions. It has an indication on the entrance conserving observe of all of the lives misplaced to its treacherous waters. And most significantly it has a two lane street for many of it that’s fraught with twists, turns, and risks for drivers. 

In contrast to most roads on the open flatlands, when you enter a canyon, you actually solely have two decisions; maintain going ahead, or flip round and exit from the place you got here. For those who cease on considered one of these roads, you’ll block site visitors. You’ll disrupt the circulate of life that makes use of the street. Some folks know this street nicely and appear to simply fly down it. Others have by no means skilled something prefer it and appear to brake at each flip. Individuals frequently die on the street. Any individual takes the street without any consideration and slides off the aspect. Somebody tries to cross after they shouldn’t and turns into a brand new hood decoration. And others misjudge a flip and bounce round contained in the guard rails and canyon rock partitions. And sometimes you get stopped by a boulder dropped off the hillside that blocks the way in which. Identical to life, there are risks all alongside the way in which, its navigation requires centered diligent consideration, and typically you get caught behind obstacles. 

Life can look like operating a gauntlet at instances. Getting into a canyon in life, it’s just like the quote by Winston Churchill, “If you’re going by way of hell, maintain going.” We fall asleep with uncompleted challenges and with unsolved issues, and wake with new ones added to it. We navigate our day’s twists and turns, taking hits, going through the monsters underneath the bridges, and surprise the place all of it leads and when it should cease. It doesn’t matter what you might be going through in life, when you enter a canyon of trials, the one method to get to the opposite finish is to maintain going.

Life and its challenges is like driving a canyon, so as to get to the opposite aspect now we have to maintain going. We’ve to navigate it rigorously. We’ve to remain attentive to every second and navigate with the twists and turns we face. We’ve to keep away from obstacles. And now we have to do our greatest to remain on the street to get to the opposite finish. If you’re in a canyon of life trials, maintain going. Sooner or later, with cautious, diligent and protracted navigation, you can find the opposite aspect. 

As a result of…Life is Like Us

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