“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” -Helen Keller
I am sure that you have heard the first part of that quote at least once before, “When one door closes, another opens”.
What you may also have realized, is that in between these two doors, there is a corridor of pain you have to walk through.
BUT… you actually HAVE to walk through that corridor in order to spot the new door that opens for you.
What we tend to do is kneel in front of the closed door, clinging to the doorknob, desperately trying to get inside again.
Sadly, there are quite a few people who spend their whole lives staring at closed doors. They hope the doors will somehow re-open again, and by walking through them, everything will be as it was before.
But unfortunately, it very rarely does.
This quote makes us realize how important it actually is to stand up and start crossing this metaphorical corridor. To start the healing process, make the first step into your healing and towards acceptance:
Following the No Contact Rule.
Now release that doorknob, and start looking for that door that will open for you… maybe it already has.