There’s a rope attached to you. It’s tied around your waist. The rope hanging from you is long. Very long. And way at the other end of it is Hope, Recovery, Health, and Happiness. These four things are melded together to form New Life.
So, you’re at one end of the rope and New Life is at the other. But it’s up really high. And you’re down really low. How are you going to get to it?
Well, the first thing to remember is that if you begin to climb up to reach New Life and you let go…or you slip…or even if you fall all the way—you’re not going anywhere. Because you’re still attached to that rope. It’s tied around your waist. You’re okay. Sure, it’ll be tiring to begin your ascent again. But New Life is a great goal. You want to reach it. Sure, you might slip down the rope again when the going gets hard. But New Life is a great goal. You’ll want to reach it.
So you’ll keep going.
Use your strength. Use your desire. Keep looking up at New Life and know—really know—that you will get there. Believe.
And remember you are attached—tied—to it. You won’t fall away from it completely as long as you want to get there. The only way you’ll plummet way down—far away from New Life—is if you take your own two hands and untie the rope from your waist.
But you don’t want to do that, do you?
So don’t untie it. But…
You can let go. You can slip. You can fall. Give yourself room to fall. Room to slip. Room to climb. TIME to climb. And you’ll get there. You’ll reach it. Eventually.
It won’t be easy. It’s an uphill battle. It’s sometimes a struggle. BUT it’s also a triumph.
Think of this as you climb. Remember this analogy and feel secure.
And one more thing—at the top, where Hope, Recovery, Health, and Happiness are melded into New Life, there will be a lot of people cheering for you.
I’m one of them.