Spirituality: Finding the Light at the End of the Tunnel
There are times in our lives when we lose sight of our spirituality. We lose our connection to a greater power, or feel a disconnect with ourselves. When we fall off the positive track of our life, we are met with challenges that breed strength and with courage, we can rise above it and make our way back to ourselves, back to our higher being. It requires loving yourself and having faith you’ll make your way out of a dark place, and back to your positive spiritual self.
I wrote this poem years ago when I was off my path. It’s good to remind myself of those times, and be grateful for where I am now. If you are struggling with your demons, know there is a positive force ready to take charge and help you find your way home.
From the core of your spirit
That you spent a lifetime to nurture with God.
Where is he now?
I hear a strong voice that swims in bad
It is not God
It is not good
But it’s all I hear.
I am better than that
But it’s all I know
So I listen.
Sometimes rational thought loses to a negative voice
Both live within yet, doing the right thing is never easy
Especially when it comes from a moral code that’s lost
Where is that lifelong hard work I did to walk with God now…?
What is that dark voice that has taken over my decisions?
What makes be choose self-destructive habits?
It is easy to adhere to its needs
Because it makes me feel better, temporarily
As it slowly kills my real spirit.
Good and bad is human
Knowledge lives in hearing the self speak
And knowing that good and bad exist inside
It can’t be escaped.
When we know what we’re capable of, what is dark, what challenges we will meet
Then we are ready
The light spirit rises above
Ready to burn out
And you find your way home.
Tunnel photo available from Shutterstock
Loberg, E. (2013). Spirituality: Finding the Light at the End of the Tunnel. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 25, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/04/02/spirituality-finding-the-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel/