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When it feels like you’re in Hell

‎”If you’re going through hell, keep going.” -Walt Disney

Adaptation is a central component in any evolutionary process. There is no way for an organism, structure, or entity of any kind to move from a simpler to a more complex form without having to adjust to rapidly changing environments.

Your journey towards deeper wholeness and overall happiness can be seen as such a process. The moment you become comfortable and confident with your ability to navigate the conditions around you, everything and everyone, including the rules themselves, will sometimes appear to change.

We work hard to build our lives, families, businesses, etc. Then something unexpected happens, and we seem to be right back where we started at ground zero.

If you ever find yourself in such a position, here are two cents I’d like to offer:

The life lessons, wisdom, and maturity you’ve achieved in your past will always be with you. Resist the temptation to hastily disregard everything you’ve invested, accomplished, and learned as a waste simply because you are in the middle of a crisis right now.

A priest once told my brother “When one door closes, another one always opens. But it’s Hell in the hallways.”

No matter what you’re going through, you are not at ground zero. You’re in the hallway of transition and transformation. It may feel like Hell for awhile, but you’ll come through that door on the other side as an even more highly evolved being than you already are. So hang in there. Because I look forward to rejoicing with you.


The guy walking next to you in the hallway. Cheers 🙂

T.K. Coleman

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