Some days it’s like your life is inside a boxing ring.
You are being thrown around.
You can’t get out, or look like you are in pain.
Nobody knows what this really feels like.
But deep down you are hurting.
Fantasizing that you are crawling out of the ring.
Hiding somewhere so life can’t find you, and throw you around.
How long can you stay?
Taking the punches.
Can they see you breaking?
Can you keep going long enough, until the match is over?
Until they are done with you.
You don’t even want to win anymore.
You just want to make it through.
Make it until you are allowed to let go.
Find solace in something.
Offered the band aid.
The fixing of the bruises.
The time to recover.
But where do you go?
How long do you have to search the world?
To find a resting place.
In a tiny corner.
Hidden enough to hold you for a while.
So you can find your way back to believing in a life without a boxing ring.
Where you don’t need to crawl and find the band aid.
Where you have days just breathing the air.
Looking at the sun.
With many matches in the ring,
Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, The Life Starters and Star Letters. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and just released her second book Where Did You Go on expanding the mind in ways that allows co-creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life. You can find more information on her website and follow her on FB or Twitter.
Image courtesy of Timothy Eberly.