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In The Middle

To be caught between two things. Yep, that’s being in the middle. So many are living in the middle of something right now. Many are caught in the middle of uncertainty caused by a diagnosis, job loss, racial injustice, political unrest, or just raising teenagers. It seems inescapable doesn’t it. Being in the middle is like coming to a fork in the road. Your between to paths but, how do you know which one is the right one?

I guess you could always flip a coin. However, if you are really agonizing over something that might not be the best approach but, I want judge. Speaking of agonizing – why do we feel like we should never have to do it? For one thing, when you give long, deep, and sincere thought to something, it shows how much you care about it. In fact, it seems to me that if people would agonize over their actions a little more often, we wouldn’t get stuck in the middle of a mess as often. It’s when we make emotional, and rash decisions that sometimes puts us in that in between two things zone.


Here's the thing, being in the middle of something – quarantine, pandemic, riots, divorce, cancer – is not always up to us. Sometimes we get caught somewhere between life being great and your world collapsing. It may not be up to us where we are in life but, it is always up to us who we are. Who you are in the middle is who you really are in the mirror.


Myself, like many others, have been in the middle of suffering. I learned about myself. Learned things I didn’t want to. Being in the middle will make you get face to face, not just with yourself but, with your soul. Sometimes in life happiness envelopes you, while other times heartache encompasses you. At any given moment in our world someone is giving birth, while someone is being laid to rest. We live in a world of between two things.


We live in this world but, are we living? What does living look like when you are agonizing over being in the middle of something? Living is the same no matter where you are in life. Living is just smiling, laughing, crying, feeling, seeing, breathing and just being - who you are. If you’re in the middle of something hard, painful, or confusing right now, then you know you are alive. It’s up to you to work on the living part.

Live Your Legacy,

Jeff Duncan

President / Founder

Lorielife Legacy

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