Why Do I Always Face The Brick Wall...

Why Do I Always Face The Brick Wall...

I sometimes feel boxed in with no way of escape. There always seem to be those brick walls in my path, trying to stop me from reaching a goal.  I look to the side, brick wall.  I look to the rear, brick wall.  I sometimes even look up. Brick ceiling!! 

Well, I do know that if I want something bad enough, I can bulldoze my way through those walls or if they are really  strong walls, can enlist the aid of friends and family to help me overcome them. 

Since there always seems to be brick walls, there must be a reason for them....

As I contemplate this it occurs to me that the brick walls do stop some from accomplishing their goals.  Why can one, remove the walls, when others don't find a way?

I think it may have something to do with desire.  How much do we desire to accomplish a goal.  When I think back, really think about what walls have fallen and what walls I have left standing, it is the walls that prevented me from doing something I really desired.  Things that I just gave a passing interest to, had walls that were left standing. I didn't desire that thing enough to put forth the effort too knock those walls down.

Walls are there to challenge our desire!  If you desire it, I will help you knock down your walls, if you help me knock down the important ones for me.

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Comments (23)

  1. SEC

    Next time don’t build the building with brick! This reminded me of the song “So high you can’t go over it” the last line “You must go in at the door”

    August 07, 2012
  2. funfreak

    Personally, I usually have at ’em with a sledge hammer.

    August 07, 2012
  3. proudmomma8

    I will do a blog in response, hey you inspired me

    August 07, 2012
  4. odiesdaddy

    very nicely put

    August 07, 2012
  5. enchantedprincess

    make a way..you can do this x

    August 07, 2012
  6. glassylady

    I get through mine by using pure stubborness. When something is needed or has to be overcome, I absolutely refuse to take no for an answer. Sometimes, as you well know, this takes a tremendous effort and a lot of work, but overall, I have found it a good system!

    August 07, 2012
  7. mystylemaway

    Excellent! nicely put. : )

    August 07, 2012
  8. monicaspeaks

    one can do anything if they put their mind to it…

    great post.

    August 07, 2012
  9. bladwyn

    LOVE THE POST, REMINDS ME OF A SONG BY SCARFACE WHICH IS ACTUALY CALLEDTHE WALL”. THRUOGH THE WHOLE SONG HE’S RAPPINGBOUT OBSTACLES HE’S FACED IN LIFE AND TRYING GO AROUND, OVER AND UNDER THE WALL TILL IN THE END OF THE SONG HE SAYS HE SHOULD HAVE JUST WENT THROUGH IT, TEAR IT DOWN. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE JUST GO HEAD UP, TEAR DOWN AND GO THROUGH THE WALLS IN YOUR LIFE.

    August 07, 2012
  10. hangingaround

    it’s another break in the wall …. we don’t need no educa …..

    August 07, 2012
  11. pastormike

    thing is.. once you decide to tear down the wall..you find it isn’t really there. it’s just an illusion. we create them in our minds.. and even if they are there.. I’ll deal with it like Willie nelson said:
    after carefully considerin’ the whole situation
    as i stand with my back to the wall
    walkin’ is better than runnin’ away
    and crawlin’ ain’t no good at all…

    August 07, 2012
  12. Southern_Grace

    I read once that walls exist to strengthen those with conviction and to discourage those without ensuring that it is those of strong will who move humanity forward. This from some philosophy somewhere, at this point I have read so many that I can’t remember which one.

    August 07, 2012
  13. celeronpaigesrocketmail

    Great write here, ya ^^

    August 07, 2012
  14. gina2me

    Walls can be a good thing, a protection. They are not always to fence you in but to keep undesirable things out. The ones I seem to challange are the ones I can’t see over or a purpose for. Great post, Toby. Ya always got something good to say

    August 07, 2012
  15. EyeVey

    I think sometimes walls represent comfort…we are familiar with the space and terms on our side of the wall. Going through the wall, over it, etc, can represent change, or unfamiliar territory…

    August 07, 2012
  16. Rebecca2000

    I get through them with a clawhammer while volunteering to eat yogurt in Canada because synchronized swimming won’t work

    August 08, 2012
  17. Miss_Loveless

    :/ I’m sorry I know how you feel though I think alot of us just get like that… in fact I felt like that these past few months but as of this last week and today I feel like I have smashed it or grown super long legs and walked over it. I hope your mental legs grow and you can step over this Sending love and light your way man! Maybe some magic beans to

    August 08, 2012
  18. Universal-Writer

    I’ve learned that you just have to go “through” them. I believe those brick walls are there for our ultimate good and to show us that God is still and always in complete control. Sending you love.

    August 08, 2012
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