With yesterday's post in mind, and considering the fact that balancing your religious views with what your heart tells you about being gay, it is important to know before the journey begins how difficult it will at times be. Anyone who has run a marathon or triathlon knows that they will eventually "Hit the Wall" somewhere along the way. This is where their body and mind want to quite, it feels like they cannot go another inch. It is at this precise moment that one must grasp a hold of all the inner strength they possess and"push through" to the next level. Those who surrender to the pleadings of a tired body and mind will never know what it feels like to reach the finish line. At the precise moment you want to quite, your body and mind are in such pain that your perception of reality and the final outcome of the race is somewhat eschewed. Knowing ahead of time that this is going to happen you are able to psyche yourself from the beginning to push through. Before you know it you have gotten your second wind and you have what it takes to finish the race, to stand amongst the winners who know what it feels like to cross the finish line. It matters not whether you come in first or four hundredth you are a winner if you endure to the end. So it is with the emotional roller-coaster ride we call life. Everyone has their crosses to bare, ours just happens to be dealing with being gay and having deep spiritual roots in a church that often condemns us. What ever our faith we must not allow others to rip it from our soul, yet at the same time you have to remain true to who you are. Find the balance and you will find the peace. With the oft times harshness of this race called life remember the principal taught in the story of the Lion and the Gazelle.
When you want to slow your pace remember that every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. My fellow Gay Bloggers, It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle: When the sun comes up we had better be running.
OK so I got caught up in a preachy mood, most likely I am just preaching what I need to hear myself, so self listen up and take note!