31 May

Life is no straight and easy corridor along which we travel free & unhampered, but a maze of passages, through which we must seek our way, lost and confused, now & again checked in a blind alley. But always, if we have faith, God will open a door for us, not perhaps one that we ourselves would ever have thought of, but one that will ultimately prove good for us.”-A J Cronin

As we stand at the doorway to enter the maze of life, we wish that it was simpler- maybe a straight and easy corridor…with no twists and turns and so no bumps and burns! However, the truth is that life is a maze of passages that take us to totally unexpected & unforeseen places. Many times, it is the “unknown” that fills us with anxiety about the journey ahead.With no guarantee that we will never lose our way/bump into a wall,we gather up our courage,set foot in the maze and start our journey. Abruptly, we find ourselves at a dead end. Disappointed & angry, we shed a few tears. But determined to make it, we get up and keep trying, carefully avoiding our previous mistakes. The path that we select may not be the right one but as long as we keep moving, we find ourselves less confused and more confident. As we reach closer to our destination, we find ourselves strangely amused by the challenging turnings, ironically enjoying the journey we initially dreaded! We keep moving on and suddenly reach a door. Curiously, we turn the door knob, startled; we find a shortcut that takes us straight to our destination. We realize ruefully that the journey is over!

Once again at the doorway, this time at the EXIT, we look back gratefully and realize that it was for a purpose that the maze was not a boring, straight and easy corridor. For it was this complicated, confusing and challenging maze of passages that tested and revealed to us- an inner strength and hidden potential lying dormant that we would otherwise never have known.

We reach home transformed, thanks to that complicated maze of passages!



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8 responses to “Nugget # 5 LIFE IS A MAZE OF PASSAGES

  1. real me 4 now on

    June 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I really like this! Definitely a different way of looking at life, the maze metaphor is awesome. Keep up the good work!

    • sparkylaurie

      June 7, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks…glad u liked it.keep in touch!:)

  2. Isis

    June 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Love your outlook on life. I found it interesting that your Nugget Of Life is very similar to the title of my blog. I agree that life’s challenges are what you make of them.

    • sparkylaurie

      June 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks for your encouragement. I like ur blog title ,it shows real depth that kind that comes only when we pass through pain in life.Both of us give the same message- how to accept our life’s challenges and use them to work for us rather than against us! You are an inspiration to many…Keep up the good work! Take care! 🙂

  3. It's just a web site man!

    June 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Very good post. What I find is that it is those very quiet times, when I am alone with God’s word, or my thoughts, that those doors seem to open. I also believe that God gives us free will, so the maze has multiple exits, but their is one exit that is God’s way, and the other, well….not…

    God Bless…

    • sparkylaurie

      June 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      Hey! thanks…what you said is very true,it is often when we are loneliest that He is nearest! Like that FOOTPRINTS in the sand poem!You seem to be a spiritual person,you may chk out the other blog as well. Link: Take care,God bless!

  4. teaandyarn

    June 1, 2011 at 11:20 am

    You have a unique, refreshing out look on life, and it’s wonderful to read about.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting at mine, too 🙂

    • sparkylaurie

      June 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks for the wonderful comments…happy blogging! 🙂


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