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When Clarity Becomes The Much Needed Friend

clar·i·ty [klar-i-tee]


clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity.

Have you ever experienced that moment of lucidity where everything just falls into place? For the first time in a long time, you have perhaps finally hung the boots and called the chickens to roost about a perception that had kept you from making the desired progress you needed to make to get to the next level.

When does clarity become the desired friend you need? Clarity is such a beautiful turning point in one’s journey to finding oneself and making strides for betterment. It glares at you straight in the face the moment it wants you to deal with your issues, your thoughts and your life.

Honesty is vital here. Let us dismantle this and get to the carcass, one bone at a time. Okay, here goes. At various stages of your life there will be times when you will be compelled to make changes that will challenge you. The saviour that is clarity comes in like the proverbial knight/ knightress in shining armour and rescues you from your own foolhardy actions.

Clarity comes at a time when there is a need to change the trajectory of your life, whether this means changing your beliefs about certain aspects of your life, changing your perceptions about certain constructs. It could simply mean that you just have to get up your arse and do all the things you had been procrastinating.

‘Freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity’  often means taking a closer look at the specifics that are plaguing you and having an honest conversation with yourself about whether certain aspects of your life are coming together the way you had envisioned they should.

Taking an unambiguous stance often means looking beyond our own inclination towards glamourizing events in our lives and instead of grazing the surface it is prudent to display all the cards on the table and reading them one by one until you understand what they each stand for. That’s your life you know.

This is you trying to tie the Gordian’s knots in place. This is you making affirmations daily about doing the things you need to do to get you to be a better self on the morrow.

Clarity becomes the much needed friend that will tell you when you are veering off course. Clarity gives you a nudge to steer the ship on the right path. Clarity becomes the painting that has beautiful stark imagery that transcends your mind to places not charted nor explored.


When all your cards are on the table, you can, without ambiguity, look at them and see them for what they are. If you don’t like the story that is displayed by your cards of life, this is the time to change that story. Rewrite it, reinvent it, heck, do what you have to to change the ending.

Lucid thought processes are important. They give you a chance to go for the jugular, no matter how much it hurts your ego, and chucking out the poison and toxicity from your life.

When you are clear about what is preventing you from making progress and what you should do going forward, just know that clarity has taken over ( saviour much?).

When clarity becomes the much needed friend, your life will be all the better for it. This is of course assuming you are not sabotaging your own progress. If this is you trying so hard to give yourself reasons why you shouldn’t go to the next level, then you, dearest friend, have a clarity block.

Clarity block comes about when all the indicators of progress are staring you in the face but you are doing not a damn thing about changing your current state of affairs.

Blocking your moments of lucidity is detrimental to you. You need such moments. They come at a time when we need to change.

Remember the time you realised that you have gotten over your heartbreak and are ready to move on? That was clarity being the friend you needed to show you that you are ready for the next step in your life. I know I want such a friend in my life. Do you?

Do you want that friend that will call you out when you are being destruction unto yourself and the very same friend who will praise you when you are on the right path? Choose clarity. It will never let you down.

Honesty is a fertile ground for clarity. When you are honest about your life and what you want for your life, clarity will be the friend that will guide you when you are ready to up the ante. 

Are you ready for clarity in your life to become the much needed friend for you? One sure hopes so!

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