Inevitably facets of life become askew. Reality and understanding fork. Exaggeration and limited access add to misconception.
Time for a reality check. While I don't always like what I discover - sometimes fantastical renditions of actuality are more appealing or inspiring - I do find that doggedly seeking clarity offers depth of understanding which presents definitive choices, rather than illusional muddy waters.
Recently grappling with a matter, I've found my conception of it disappointing. Or was it? The truth, while not the fairy tale I had conjured, freed me. The grounding of my flighty notions not only shrunk my perspective to its natural size but allowed me to straighten my own posture in the realization that the truth is not so daunting as I had imagined. When compared to a giant we feel tiny. When compared to a mere human, well, the air is easier to breath somehow.
While I have a long way to go in the journey before me there is invigorated strength in my legs and a true confidence that, in spite of past shrinking before heros, I've been making progress just the same.