Window of Life’s Dungeons
Caught in the dimly lit windows of life’s dungeons, we gaze at a world both known and strange. These bars could be real, like an uninspiring job that traps us for the sake of financial security.They could also be invisible, like fear keeping us in a seductive toxic relationship.
Still, these chains bind us to a no-longer-useful past. However, even in the darkest windows of life’s dungeons, a glimmer of hope remains. A new dawn is always possible.
Today, our world often echoes like an old song, repeating the same tune. Trapped within this cycle, we feel confined within the unforgiving windows of life’s dungeons. Stuck in creativity-stifling cubicles or energy-draining friendships, we secretly nurture a new reality.
Continual confrontation with harsh realities sharpens our desire for freedom. A mundane job or the silence over meaningful conversation pushes us to the edge. From this edge, dreams of a more fulfilling life start to form.
Living between cycles, bridging divergent worlds, and balancing it all can be tough. It’s like tightrope walking between a heavy past and an elusive future. Yet, your soul patiently waits for the right time to break free. Once the past dust settles and the unknown calls, the doors to life’s dungeons open.
The Pearl in the Window of Life’s Dungeons
The journey can be challenging or lead to our liberation. Change won’t happen overnight. We start with small steps. We talk to our boss about job dissatisfaction or simply take a break to explore opportunities. And sometimes we distance ourselves from toxic friends, who no longer have our best interests at heart.
Bit by bit, these steps lead us out of the confining windows of life’s dungeons.
“Working very hard to find again what is lost, to get at what is conspicuously missing, it takes tremendous inner forces to restore the pearl. But most of all, you must vanquish your pride and acknowledge from the core of your being that going through this world without your deep soul intact is hell.
If you seek, you shall find. If you ache, you shall come to a restored wholeness. But not without the suffering, the grief, and the facing of the void; initiation in the depths. It is a superb path if you have the courage and stamina for it. But midstream it is cauterizing, corrosive, and deadly; appearances are deceptive; nothing is as it might seem for a while. What matters supremely is guts and integrity.” —Elias Lonsdale