There is a saying “there’s a skeleton in everyone’s closet.” A skeleton represents what is dead and gone. Then, instead of putting it in the closet why not bury it?
Just a thought: Some things are out of our control. Life does not always go as we desire. There are circumstances which happen to us we did not create. Some situations do occur because of our doing. As a result, we may feel ashamed, in despair, hurt, betrayed and affected by the actions.
But, rather than allow the past to control our present, and future, why not choose to seek the peace we need to enter into a place of reconciliation with those menacing skeletons and bury what we can not change. In other words, instead of denying they exist or existed, address them, do what is possible to change them, and move on from the memorial shrine we place them in- our closets.
Some may think this sounds too simple or may think life is more complicated and complex than that, but the reality is, we can not control others and situations already occurred. But, we can control how we allow situations to affect us. Let’s stop putting time and energy to explain or justify why we can’t move forward. Let’s put our efforts to prove to ourselves why we can.
We can control how we view our closet. We can still see the closet as a place where we leave things hidden, or we can see the closet empty of the things we have rid ourselves from. Our closet is representative of either a burial site or a memorial. It’s up to us.
Life is about fulfillment and not just existing. If life appears too hard to turn around and make things worth living, then we can choose to remain seeing life this way. But, if we desire something different and more fulfilling in life, it is worth the effort to move from complacency to changing how we live it.
Do you have any skeletons in your closet or are they buried?
Response to the Daily Prompt Challenge- Today’s word (Skeleton)