Know When to Close the Door
How many of us know that odd pang deep inside when you know something is not right? When that pricking of your conscience tells you that things are not what they seem. How many of us listen? To that little uncomfortable voice? Yet we tell ourselves no, we can.
And each time we make an effort, to dress up, look good, make a meal and try to snare back that which has already wandered, do we ever listen? To the voice that was nagging, sometimes for years? Most of us are reluctant to close the door. To shut out the familiar, the known, the comfortable. Be it a person, a job, or a situation. We tell ourselves that everything will be ok and that this is fine, whereas deep down we know, that it is not.
Often in relationships, you see one party trying really hard whereas the other has already closed that door. Know when the door is closing. Don’t prise it open – it is meant to be shut. Not kept swinging in the wind. And it will hurt. Boy will it burn and gouge out your sanity like a stabbing of the soul. But it has to happen. It may open again some day but don’t bank on it. When you walk out the door, don’t be afraid to close it behind you and walk on. Life goes on and if we don’t move on we will never discover the new doors waiting to be opened.
Even a job or situation. We seem to love floundering in the same place – telling ourselves things will get better. Nothing will get better unless you change something that you do. And one of the main things is to remove yourself from that situation.
Close the door. Don’t be afraid to explore. Age means nothing and neither does life care. Sometimes your lesson is long overdue. That door has been kept propped open by you whereas it has been fighting with the winds of fear to let it go. And when you close that door, close it completely. Don’t leave it ajar “just in case”. That which is gone may someday return but it’s not in your time to know right now. Perhaps your closing of a door is the one waiting to be opened by another. So close the door and don’t be afraid to let go.