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The Verge

The verge is about the single deciding moment that may change your life forever.  The verge is about how strong you are to make it through that deciding moment.

We all have moments of weakness, we all have bursts of strength, we all have our own tests of endurance and we have all been pushed to the verge of change.  The verge is the edge, it is the deciding moment, it is the win or lose, it is strength or resolve and life or death.

The verge is a place of good and light or sadness and darkness.  It doesn’t matter which has brought you to that point, it is your mental state from each moment on which determines your fate. That moment when you are deciding on keeping your job or look for another one, to stay with your mate, to stick a needle in your arm or to jump, you are on a plane which will make you take a hard look at your life.  You have to decide which road you’ll go down, how things will help you for you to have a better life.  The verge will help you decide if you are going to face your issues or run and hide from them.

To me, the verge is a place where all your inner strength is stored.  It is a place that you get to by weakness and you come out stronger, more in tuned with who you are and what you’re about.  When you are on the verge it forces you to look straight into where your life is headed and to take a very close look at the people who are in your life.  It is when you are at the verge and your heart is not pure and your mind is not clear when mistakes are made.  Some of those mistakes may leave a permanent mark.

To be on the verge shows how much you love life.  Being on the verge allows you to reflect and to access where you are going.  It summons all of your courage and strength; it allows you to take risks.

Regardless, if you are jumping from rock to rock or making a huge corporate decision, each decision and all that drives you come from all of your previous moments of being on the verge.  It also shows us clearly who loves us.  A person who loves us will never lead us astray, they would never do or say anything to cause us harm, and they are the people who want you to be successful in your life, to be happy and healthy.  Sometimes it takes us to be on the verge of losing everything before we see this so clearly.

So, if you are on the verge…DON’T!  Don’t end it, don’t run, don’t shoot up or light that pipe, don’t pull the trigger, don’t hit, don’t rob and don’t hurt no one.  YOU are stronger than all of this!  You were not born to do this.  Your life has a bigger meaning than what you are contemplating on doing.  You are surrounding yourself with the wrong people.  The most important thing is to get the right people in your life right away!  If you are that desperate, get desperate and find people to help you.  Take action, pick up the phone!  There are millions of people who can help you!

You see, you are not alone.  Everyone walking this earth has been at the same place you are right now.  These people, who have been on the verge, come from every nationality, every background, educated and uneducated, rich and poor, sick and healthy, loved and abandoned.  The only thing that you won’t see is their forehead stamped letting you know that they too were once of the verge of losing it all, giving up and doing something stupid.  You are no different than anyone else who has been at that point in their lives.  The only difference is how you come out of it.  You see, we are all a statistic in life; it is up to us which category we want to fall into.  As for me, I prefer the happy and successful category.

Learn to take a step back from life and just observe it for a while.  You will find that some people are stuck in a vicious circle, don’t be apart of that circle.  There are people out there that simply don’t care, or they only care about themselves, don’t be like them.  Then you have those who care, who genuinely love people and want them to succeed, be like them!  Why?  Because you know what it’s like.  Because, you were on the verge.  Because, they will listen to you.  Because, you are not the same person you were a moment ago.  Because you are you!  Because, so many have walked the same path that you’re on.  So don’t feel all alone, reach out and talk to someone who has been at the same spot you are now. Please reach out!  There is no judgement, only love.

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0 #4 Tami Principe 2017-12-28 12:32
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, Midge! I agree as well. Many of our entrepreneurs decided to take risks and set goals while at the verge of crossroads. :) Happy New Year to you!
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0 #3 midge 2017-12-28 11:01
I agree with Roy! It was only when I allowed myself to explore alternatives, even when sure of the "road"I was going to take, that I felt bold enough to t are risks..call it a back up plan. And even if the alternatives were bypassed for something different along the way the initial exploration verified I needn't feel stuck!
I do understand "the verge" from your standpoint and do think reaching out, having a person or a place to go..be it family or an organization, might stop the feeling of isolation and helplessness. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to mull this over once again!
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0 #2 Tami Principe 2017-12-28 08:13
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Roy.
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0 #1 ROY A ACKERMAN, PhD, 2017-12-28 08:00
Hmm. I consider the "verge" differently. I think we reach this point often. Which is why we need a plan, a series of goals. So, we can discern which way we need to turn when presented with this inflection point. (Because I never want to regret "The Road not Taken"
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