Walking in Mystery

Michelle Lindblom
2 min readJul 6, 2023
Walking in Mystery, acrylic on canvas by artist Michelle Lindblom

Letting Go of Worry

Life can often feel like walking
blindly into a cave

Where there are no known facts
of what is beyond our existing vision

A seemingly dark
and heavily anxious space

Mystery is ever present

Uneasiness abounds

Each day I enter that metaphorical cave

Taking a walk in mystery

Sometimes there is intense uncertainty
or unpredictability like I have never known

However,
I no longer walk
surrounded in fear

What lay ahead
does not give me pause

I make the choice to commence
despite any hovering hesitations

How did I get to this mindset?

Years of worrying

Disrupted days and nights.

Living on the edge
of numerous proverbial cliffs

Asking myself
when the next ball will drop

With blunt force
or a more nuanced slap

Spending my days in
a constant disquieted state

The hamster wheel ensnaring
my thoughts

Refusing to let go
because of pride

Placating
my need for comfort

Avoiding the dark face of my fears
denying their existence

Finally taking that leap

Stirring up the faith
within me

Taking the Leap

Some of these words are from a prompt I wrote a while ago about the “Coming of Winter”. To me it is not just winter where uncertainty and darkness surrounds us. Ambivalence and worry is always in season.

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