In life there are times when we may feel completely out of control and a sense of impotent frustration at our lack of ability to be able to change the ways things are. This can happen for a variety of reasons, lack of money, lack of job security, or finding yourself in a unequal relationship where you have no say.
It is said, that there are no prisons, nothing holding us back, except our own inability to act. There is a quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne which says, “What other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one’s self”. Many do not realise to what extent they are imprisoned, and I would say they are the lucky ones. For those who do, the emotional pain and stress can be excruciating. Adding more to their feelings of low self worth and the self perception of weakness.
I believe the key to this is finding an inner strength, by digging deeply within. Easier said then done I know. The mental prisons people find themselves in have high walls and can seem insurmountable, especially if they feel they have no one to help them.
People rarely share with others their sense of hopelessness. For again, they often blame themselves, and feel that it is not something someone else can help them with. Up to a point this is true, for the only one who can release you is yourself. But often it does help to share with others. It helps to diminish the sense of isolation and provides an outlet for the emotional pain they are feeling.
The important thing to remember is that non of us are alone, for God is always with us. Often he sends people to us who can help. Be aware of the people you meet. Be open to new idea’s. Write down your dreams, often they can be a wonderful source of insight and guidance from the universe.
Ultimately, the choice is ours, you can continue to suffer in silence or you can decide to change your life for the better. There is always a period of upheaval, this is natural when great change occurs. The point is, is it better to face the flux of change then to continue to stay in the dark place that holds your soul captive.
Read more: The Prison Of The Mind