Outburst: Open or not open the door
The day before yesterday I was a little upset. I know I had no such right, but some feelings are uncontrollable. Some people who work around me, intelligent people with good character, with plenty of talent, are losing opportunities in their lives. Those who usually do not come back, you know? On the same day I received a text from a friend. I found reading it very rich, very rich indeed. It’s worth reading it and so here I share it with you, my reader.
In a land at war, there was a king who caused astonishment. Each time he made prisoners, he did not kill them, he took them to a room where there was a group of archers in one corner and a huge iron door on the other, in which figures of skulls were carved.
In this room he made them stay in a circle, and then said:
▬ Lord, may I ask you a question?
▬ Say it, soldier.
▬ What was behind the scary door?
▬ Go and see.
The soldier, amazed, just looks at his king, who says:
It is okay to feel fear, what we can not do is fail to act because of its existence… Fear paralyzes, it prevents us from doing what is needed to be done.
▬ How many doors do we not open for fear of risking?
▬ How many times we lose the freedom, just because we feel afraid to open the door to our dreams?
“Real difficulties can be resolved, only the imaginary ones are unsurpassed.”
Theodore N. Vail.