Does Your Connection Suck?

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I am reminded again and again of something on my daily walk through life.  The darkness and disconnect is all a symptom of my action.  On days that I feel lonely and apart from the world its usually not because I am not surrounded by people.

It is like I am in a dark room holding a lamp in one hand and the plug in the other hand.  The room is pitch black but I remember where the outlet is.  I know it is on the wall near where I am standing.

I also know that apart from one another the plug and the outlet have no significance and that they will not come together on their own.

So, my only job when trying to get back to the light is to connect the source of light with the outlet.  I must be willing to take action and plugin.

It is like this with life.  I can sit in the dark recesses of my mind feeling sad thinking that there is no light and beginning to believe that there never was light.

Or, I can take the simple action of searching for the source of power and plugging into it.

It is my choice whether or not I take the action, but it is also a choice to not believe the darkness is the only thing that exists.

I have to remember where I am standing and the light that is inside of me, in this case the lamp that I hold, and move towards the source of power.

I simply mean that when we are stuck in a dark place remember the light that you hold, then move your butt and plug it into the source of power.  Connecting to other people and a higher power is it.

When you are disconnected remember that the light socket will not accidentally find the plug.  Get up and go find it.  Get plugged in and live in the beauty of the light.


Published by Matthew Whiteside

I am a writer, a storyteller, a yarn-spinning freakazoid. My life is full of two things today, lessons and blessings. I write fiction mostly but I also love to write about my life and the things I go through on a daily basis. Writing it out inspires and motivates me and that's why I do it. Plus if it does that for me maybe it will for someone else too.

4 thoughts on “Does Your Connection Suck?

  1. Your posts have been absolutely wonderful lately. Each one speaks to me (or makes me laugh!). Thanks for the reminder about the darkness. Excellent metaphor on life and the power we have to help ourselves.

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      1. Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that they haven’t always been amazing! 😂 I only just started following you–found your page after your interview with Dirtyscifibuddha. Your page resonated with me, so I started following it. I’m a little late to the party, I guess!

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      2. Lol no it’s cool. ODSFB is a good dude loved getting to interview him our conversation was a lot of fun. And I’m glad you made it to the party regardless of what time ya got here. Thanks for showing up. 😁

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