When The Dark One Knocks

Sssshhhhh….hear that? Wait, listen.

Swishing….around the angles and through the loopholes.

Gasping…before the insights into its next potential manipulations.

Pushing…past the boundaries to challenge you again.

Rubbing…its hands together when it knows that you are cornered and you have succumbed.

You are within its grasp.

Tighter, closer.

Resistance now is practically futile.

Knock, knock, knock.

We all have moments like this. Moments when we doubt ourselves. We doubt our ability to succeed, to love, to be loved. It is these moments of doubt on which it preys. These moments are its fodder. If you listen hard enough, you can here it’s telltale knock.


Its whole purpose is to bring us low, to make us doubt. If we have nothing to hope for, if our foundation is wrought by anguish and despair, frustration and animosity, doubt and skepticism, memories of the past…we are powerless.

Knock, knock.

And powerless….we are putty. We can be manipulated and convinced to do almost anything…sometimes everything.

Knock, knock, knock.

Are you hearing that? Listening? Those thoughts in your head, ebbing and swirling, telling you that you should have said it this way for a better result; you should have done that instead; there’s no way you can get that promotion or finish that project. That girl…nah, she’s way too good for you.

Wait. Knocking is getting louder.

How long will you let it slink around your corners and slither through your loopholes? When will you tell it that you cannot be manipulated and that your boundaries are firm?

The longer you wait to turn and face it, the closer it gets, the tighter its grasp. It will invade your days and monopolize your nights. Can’t sleep at night? No wonder….you have waited way too long.

But, wait. Maybe not too late.

Like a baby learning to walk, you can push it away.

Every time you turn a negative thought into a positive thought.

Each time you accept another person instead of rejecting him.

Every time you remind yourself that you can do it instead of expecting that you cannot.

Every time you see someone’s positive energy even when it is easier to harp and complain about their negative energy.

These are the actions that will silence the dark one and stifle its knocks.

And, over time, before you know it, the dark one will slither back into the shadows and the slime. You will be in the light.

The dark one hates the light.

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