Head On

Head on.  Most people fear that phrase a bit, because it is usually followed by something bad.  But I like the phrase, because it describes how to handle problems, issues and demons.

I remember my grief counselor telling me that dealing with the grief of losing both parents and my boyfriend and his family would be difficult, but that the only way to do it is head on.  She looked me straight in the eye and said, “You have to face it head on. That is the only way you can do it and be healthy.” And so I did. And she wasn’t lying, it was one of the most difficult tasks that I could do.

But the reward is worth it.  Because when you face your problem head on and deal with them, there is no residual left. When you come out of the other side, you are stronger, better, finer, healthier and happier. And again, you might as well, because your issues, problems and demons are going to be there no matter where you go. You cannot out run them – they will keep pace.

But it requires courage, as facing things head on is not for the faint of heart. It is hard, downright brutal actually.  But that it is the best way, to face not only the bad, but the good as well.  The best way to face life really, is head on.  Because you cannot go under, over or around life…you can only go through it.  So give all of yourself to it, every bit of you, and face it. All the laughter, and tears, and love and pain and lonely nights, and glorious mornings.  We are here, so we might as well.  What else have you got to do?

So dance with your demons in the pale moonlight.  Get to know them, so that you may get past them. Head on, straight from the hip, eye to eye. There is nothing more brilliant or beautiful than the strength of the Human Spirit shining through dark waters.

Once you are done, you will be at peace. And that which gives you Peace, will lead you to happiness. Not bad for two little words.