There is an old saying that when one door closes another one opens. I’ve found this to be very true, but the timing of the new door isn’t always instantaneous. The hallway is our transition period. It is the path from one place to another. We can get angry and impatient when we don’t have all the answers and move quickly through the hallways. We can become stuck, or scared of moving forward through the hallway. Some of us even try to return to the closed door.
Your hallway doesn’t have to be scary, and you can make some peace in the hallway. The hallway is actually a gift of space for you to move into a better direction and improve yourself . It can be a wonderful opportunity to focus on your time and energy. Like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly, there is a chrysalis–a transformation period–between the beginning and the end result. There is a trust factors, and you must have the trust during your transformation. It may be long and uncomfortable, but ultimately you will grow into a new and beautiful being.
There is a bit of the trust factor in the hallway. Just because you may not be at the next open door, you can live with more ease in the process. If you can trust that another door will open, you can enjoy the time in between and allow the people, places, and timing to line up for you.
We are often uncomfortable not knowing what to expect. We can also find it difficult to surrender into the unknowns along the way. It is often how life operates, but too often we yearn to have all the answers to the equation of life. If we can accept our hallways as a gift or opportunity, we can have more peace and clarity until the door lights up for us.
It’s a bit like trying to meditate when our minds are roaming 100 miles an hour. We can get frustrated and impatient with ourselves. Just as the goal of meditation is to slow down those thoughts and become the observer, we can transcend our experience in the hallways of life. You can even use meditation as a tool for your hallways. Some goals of meditation are to provide a space for a new perspective and shed heaviness of the mind. This is just one way you can have more peace in the hallway by experiencing more clarity daily.
You can also take the time to do some things that your life or schedule may not have previously allowed. Use the time for personal growth and development. Perhaps the time in the hallway is a gift to get you up to speed to the blessings on their way. We do not have to have the whole thing figured out to make the time valuable. Being open and using some positive tools can improve our time in hallways of life. From our steps and stages, from one place to another, and towards our dreams, we are in the hallway of transformation. When you make some peace with your hallways, your daily life reflects that peace.