Our trail in life often looks more like a jumble than a straight line. We think that we are going one way, and head another; we take wrong turns, hit dead ends, wander off target and turn up at unexpected places. There is where we find ourselves in a dark corner, feeling beaten with our guard down.
Yet, if we only could keep our sight upwards instead of looking down, we could see the light and realize that the sky is on top. We would understand that yes, we could not find an egress the first time but if we go back and try again we would be able to find our way out.
When we doubt ourselves, there are only two ways to move forward: advance when you are not blocked, or back up and try a different route; the fault is not in putting reverse but in screeching to a halt.
Remember: We fail only when we stop looking for an exit sign; when we lose hope and give up!
“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” Buddha