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Down the Rabbit-Hole

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do….

So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, ‘Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!’…

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again. The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well…

‘Well!’ thought Alice to herself, ‘after such a fall as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling down stairs! How brave they’ll all think me at home! Why, I wouldn’t say anything about it, even if I fell off the top of the house!’ (Which was very likely true.) Down, down, down. Would the fall NEVER come to an end! ‘I wonder how many miles I’ve fallen by this time?’ she said aloud. ‘I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think—’.

‘I wonder if I shall fall right THROUGH the earth! How funny it’ll seem to come out among the people that walk with their heads downward! The Antipathies, I think—’ (she was rather glad there WAS no one listening, this time, as it didn’t sound at all the right word) ‘—but I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know. Please, Ma’am, is this New Zealand or Australia?’

Down, down, down. There was nothing else to do…She felt that she was dozing off, and had just begun to dream that she was walking hand in hand with Dinah, and saying to her very earnestly, ‘Now, Dinah, tell me the truth: did you ever eat a bat?’ when suddenly, thump! thump! down she came upon a heap of sticks and dry leaves, and the fall was over.

Alice was not a bit hurt, and she jumped up on to her feet in a moment: she looked up, but it was all dark overhead; before her was another long passage, and the White Rabbit was still in sight, hurrying down it. There was not a moment to be lost: away went Alice like the wind, and was just in time to hear it say, as it turned a corner, ‘Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting!’ She was close behind it when she turned the corner, but the Rabbit was no longer to be seen: she found herself in a long, low hall, which was lit up by a row of lamps hanging from the roof. There were doors all round the hall, but they were all locked;

I know, quite a lengthy introduction but necessary; you see, we all feel like we are falling into an abyss at times and have no idea what will happen next. At times we feel we hit bottom and we are not sure what to do next or how to stand back up.  U may find it surprising but I am sure everyone felt like that at least once in their life. What matters is how you deal with this unknown and with the fear or “falling down” or “hitting bottom” and being lost. I feel rather lost quite often and what I have learned is that we do not hold all the answers and I wouldn’t even want to. What’s the fun in a knowing it all? What happens when life throws you a curve ball and u lose your balance? It is alright to not know you future and it is alright to feel a bit fearful when you face the unknown. What matters is not letting that get into your way.

There was a moment in my life when I felt I hit bottom and I wasn’t exactly sure how I will get out of there. I was in an anxious MOOD constantly and I felt drained and overwhelmed most of my days. When I decided to take action and move past all the fear and anxiety things start to change. You don’t need to have it all figured it out. You just have to stay strong, stay motivated and have faith that you will get out of it successful.

The passage above hits home for me as I identify it with a free fall (financial, emotional, any other fall you can think of) and during that free fall the things you encounter in your path seem empty and useless. After a while you hit the bottom and if you take a breath you realize the past wont matter anymore and you are not as hurt as you thought you will be (life threatening situations excluded) and you can jump back on your feet quite quick if you decide too. As soon as you make that decision you realize there are other opportunities available for you, and no matter what door you chose to open a new adventure is waiting for you.  I love these fantasy stories because everything has a meaning and most of all you are not restricted to a set of rules. The meaning is yours to discover, the same as you get to chose your adventure’s outcome. I heard so many times that life is hard and we are subjected to it, but I will stand behind my believe and the fact that you are able to create your reality. Yes life may have good and bad in it, light and dark, happy and sad but when you let all those coexist you realize that you can chose to focus on one more than the other. Light can’t exist without dark and the other way around so enjoy the light as much as you can and make the best of the dark.

Life is confusing but keep calm and you will be able to handle the chaos. We live in a confusing, chaotic world but hey its a wonderful world, just look at the full side of the glass instead of the empty one. And perhaps (most likely with a bit of work too) that full side of the glass will get even fuller. So embrace the madness and have a blast while you’re at it. And if you do decide or you find yourself down the rabbit hole don’t stay there long. Jump back on your feet and open one of those available doors and enjoy the ride.Rabbit-Hole

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