~~July 18, 2014~~
“Point of no return”
The point of no return is the point beyond which one must continue on one’s current course of action because turning back is physically impossible, prohibitively expensive or dangerous. A particular irreversible action (e.g., setting off an explosion or signing a contract) can be a point of no return, but the point of no return can also be a calculated point during a continuous action (such as in aviation).
I had a very dear friend once in my life a while back. She always spoke of a story she’d heard before … a life lesson , a lesson learned.
You have a glass figurine, an expensive wine goblet, an ornate mirror. You look at it, you admire it and you value it. It’s one of your most valuable and prized possessions.
By a stroke of luck or an ill-fated moment, it falls to the ground and it shatters into several pieces. You pick it up lovingly and sadly assess the damage.
Wait! You can put it back together. Get the best glue and painstakingly put every broken piece in its place, like a puzzle. Slowly but surely the item regains its shape.
However, it will never be the same. It will never look the same. In spite of the back that it’s in one piece, there will always be the imperfection. The fact it there will always be a mark on the margins where it was mended.
It has lost it’s true value.
It will never be the same again!
This applies to any type of relationship.
~Published on Jan 29, 2014~
We ALL are ONE!!