Have you ever been in an uncomfortable position in life, where you knew the issue wouldn’t be resolved for some time? Sometimes I meet clients who are in this space – waiting for finances to improve, spending years in a rigorous graduate program, wondering when all the effort you’re putting in to save your marriage will actually work.
Sometimes in life there is just no easy answer. There are days when you’re just throwing spaghetti at the wall in hopes that something will stick. If everyone was to be completely honest, we would see that we all go through these times in our lives.
It’s important to remember, there is still life to be lived in the storm. I was reminded of this when I visited Beyond Van Gogh. There I was, standing in front of The Starry Night in awe of its beauty. In that dark night, there were still stars. There was still beauty. Light and dark both paired together and somehow it worked. Actually, it was brilliant.
Vincent Van Gogh painted this piece while he was in a mental asylum looking out a window. He was deeply depressed. He was probably asking himself the question: what is life? I believe the answer was in that painting.
Life is a mixture of shitty days and great times, struggle and overcoming, pain and pleasure. And it’s still beautiful. All of it. Every last bit of it.
Sometimes our most challenging times produce our greatest fruit. So, I want you to hold on. I want you to ride the waves of life. I want you to never give up. I want you to remember that even in the darkest night, there is still light.