A New Year, A New Bridge as we start 2012

2012: What can I say? It’s another year and another chance to do what we have to do to set things right.

We have to embark on a journey where we become the person we are meant to be. However sometimes we find a bridge on our journey waiting for us to cross to another side of our adventure. If we don’t cross, we have to turn back to the lands we already discovered living in the past. By crossing the bridge, we enter in to another unknown land for an unknown future to build on what we already know. Some bridges are harder to cross because every bridge is built differently with its own uniqueness.  Unfortunately, sometimes its too sad to leave a cherished part of our life.

Although at the end of each bridge leads to a new magical place filled with new adventures and heightened experience to live a more fulfilled life. Sometimes we walk and bump into a mountain to climb. As we start climbing we have to build up our stamina to conquer the adversity to reach the top. By reaching the top of each mountain we climb we become more and more successful of our own discoveries. We start really feeling good about what we did.   Even though we may feel good about it, there is still much more to feel even better about to move on forward to the next great adventure.

As we cross each bridge we give the torch backward to all the others to follow what we just did. Hopefully the others gain enough strength to follow.   Each impact of adversity in our lives builds our strength and strength builds character. No body should return to the land before them because simply they can’t let go. One day they will never know what new adventures they could have been through and characters they could have met to keep the flow going toward the last bridge on their journey.

Its very important to move forward crossing the bridge in front of us keeping our eyes on the other side so we can meet each unknown area. As we meet each unknown area, we find magical creatures and pathways to help us along the way to the next bridge. Sometimes we reach different doors in the lands we enter that can open our eyes to things we can use and other people who we can befriend. Some people even say “As one door closes another door opens” because we open many doors between the bridges we cross.

 We all wonder what the last bridge we walk across will lead us to: our very own treasure or just lead us to nothingness. In terms of nothingness, there is no such thing. Matter is always there no matter what we do, always creating a sparkle for us to shine. The stars in the distance fly across our skies because they help us gain our perspective to crossing each bridge until the last one is standing before us. Who do we meet at the end of the last bridge? All the leaders before us who have crossed and managed to conquer all the adversity around them and waiting to help us step off the bridge.

 

Furthermore, when we reach the last bridge, it becomes our most cherished bridge of all. We find we need to build our strength up strongest for this bridge because a) we need to keep moving forward b) we need to watch our every step, this way we don’t fall off. At the very end of the last bridge we step foot in to our palace of freedom and reward ourselves with the leaders ahead of us who have been waiting to enjoy this palace with us. Unfortunately, some people do accidentally fall off, but are saved by those leaders before us who sense the connection broke. The leaders ahead help move their friends forward to build the connection once again. We are all connected by an imaginary line pulling us together. If the line breaks at some point, we all feel it and we all want to help bring the line back to form to continue moving forward. Every one of us has to face the same adventures, the same hardships, and cross the same bridges to get to each unknown area until they reach the final destination. Its a maze of amazing adventures and bridges to cross so keep moving forward without looking back. Please don’t mind that some people move faster than others to get through the adventures in each area to get over each bridge. Simply put, every one is different!!

Hope Everyone has a very Happy New Year in 2012 and please cross those bridges moving forward!!!

posting again soon,

OUT, J

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3 thoughts on “A New Year, A New Bridge as we start 2012

  1. rubeus halladay

    hey jason,
    there’s a bluntness intermingled with the metaphor that is very affecting. reading this piece is sort of like being punched slowly in the face. i mean this to be taken as a compliment. as i was reading it, and then rereading it, i couldn’t help but think back a short time ago when i almost made a change in my life. i had the means to do so, financially, and made all my preparations. and then, in large part due to personal relationships i couldn’t bring myself to let go of, i retreated. i did not cross that bridge. there is still a bridge to cross, i know, but part of me wishes i had read your piece then…
    take care,
    Rubeus.

  2. Rayn

    Great use of symbolism, Jason! A very inspirational message, and an important conclusion, which I also hold dear: we are all Individuals! 🙂

  3. b

    Hi, I saw you in the pbs program about asperger syndrome! it was fascinating, interesting, and I want to say good luck to you!