Day 3 Getting Out of Rock Bottom (Climb Your Way Out)

Climb your way outIf you’re feeling like you’ve hit a bottom – due to some cataclysmic event or just feeling so dark that you’re consumed, I know how you feel. And while I’m in the midst of it, I am writing about it. I find that even if you feel like you’ve taken a huge hit that you can’t recover from, you can still type. You can still walk. You can still talk. It may not be easy to do, but it is possible. Think of it like walking around with a huge bomb strapped to your back. The bomb represents you and your feeling of hitting rock bottom. It’s difficult and you aren’t sure if you are going to survive, but you can do your best to gently set the bomb down and not let it destroy you.

In this kind of situation, you can allow yourself to reel by yourself and feel the pain. But at some point, you must start climbing your way out or die – it really is that simple. You must climb your way out inch by inch even with the intense sorrow and darkness you feel. How do I know this only on day 3? It is intuitive to me – self evident – that this is what I need to do – plus I’ve read from other people who have put into practice things to help them.

I’m a fairly optimistic guy. Even with that, what I feel has been able to knock that clean out of the ball park and I have to do the work to go find it again. I have to admit, that being optimistic is difficult for me right now. But it doesn’t mean I’m not going to fight for my optimism and spark of life again. I might always have a hole inside of me, time will tell on that. For you, I know the struggle you face. You’re trying to go to work, further your life, yet you are walking around each day with this incredible weight, pain, and sorrow.

I’ve learned that part of the way to get out of this is to unleash your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. It’s not so much about making any money from it – though that should still be attempted for the person it will make out of you as you attempt to do it. It’s more the harnessing of energy and toughening yourself up even through pain.

For instance, a goal of mine is to some day play “Tears in Heaven” on the guitar, like in this video here:

I’ve done a 3rd guitar video where I played a song on multiple strings that I’ll post soon and I’ve learned 2 chords on the guitar now! It’s a slow learning process, but each week I seem to make some small amount of progress and the guitar has been one of the saving graces for me this past few weeks.

On day 3, after doing my meditation, thinking, and exercising, my thought is turned to this:

If you’ve hit rock bottom, you may always feel a hole inside of you. You may never feel whole again. But even if this is true, don’t let that stop you from climbing out of the depths you are in. Don’t let it stop you from unleashing your creative genius to the world. Time is a very interesting thing. We are just mere mortals among billions of people. You NEVER know what the mystery of time and the universe will do for you as you get out and add value and service to other people.

Keep living with truth, love, and courage, each and every day.

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