Universal Gray

universeSomeone asked me if I’d ever “been there.” Oh yeah. I remember curling up under the covers for what seemed like months at a time. Why? Because everything was gray. Because maybe and sometime and shoulda, coulda, woulda were so much easier than doing. Then one day, I realized that safety WAS an illusion. So I got up. I did what I had to do. And I found my way back into the world.

Silver, avoid gray areas.

There, the illusion of safety is guarded by the lies of “maybe,” “sometime,” and “I don’t know.” There is a truth. There is a way. Life is absolute, and its principles exacting. If you put it out “there,” it has to come back. Ask, and it must be revealed.

Think, speak, and move with your desires, and nothing will ever be the same.

The Universe

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Silver, now that’s what I’m talking about.

It wasn’t easy. It isn’t easy. Some days I don’t want to put one foot in front of the other, but the alternative scares the bejesus out of me, so yeah. I hear you, Universe. So I’m thinking, speaking, and moving with my desires, my hopes, and my dreams, all laid out there. And guess what–nothing is the same.


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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6 Responses to Universal Gray

  1. Janet says:

    Wow! Since you know where I am this week (pity party may still be going on, I can’t tell from all the mess that’s left over), this is very appropriate. Thanks for sharing – the quote and you!!

    • Silver James says:

      You’re welcome, Janet. So often we feel like we’re the only ones. We aren’t. Gray is not our friend. We need to look for the black and white. And the red, turquoise, fuchsia, starburst yellow, Caribbean blue, kelly green… 🙂

  2. Ah, the gray. It’s like the nothing in Neverending Story. Been there myself a time or two. And I have to fight all the time to not slide back. (Not like every day anymore, but still a goodly amount time.) Thanks for the reinforcement, Silver. Sometimes the gray looks so warm and comfortable and safe… the lure is hard to fight. But fight it, I will. It ain’t no friend of mine, that’s for sure. “Take THAT you slippery, amorphous bastard!”

    • Silver James says:

      I’m looking at the sunshine from the gray side in this week, B.E. I’m glad my reminder to myself also gives others a nudge. The gray isn’t a friend. It’s insidious and sneaky and a real SOB. Time to do something positive. *schleps off to change laundry loads* 😉

  3. Jan says:

    I had advice given me in my grey time, you can be your own hero, all the super power you need is the courage to take the first step in the direction you want. Now I sing to myself, your can be your hero!

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