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The Thread That Leads You Back #MondayMusings

An ancient Greek myth tells of the monster, Minotaur, who hides in a labyrinth from which no one can find their way out. To end the constant stream human sacrifices that the monster demands, a young prince, Theseus decides to descend into the labyrinth and fight the monster. It appears that even if he successfully kills the monster, he’ll never find his way out of the labyrinth. Princess Ariadne, who was madly in love with him decided to help him. She gives him a ball of thread, which unravels as he descends. When he kills Minotaur, he is able to find his way back to through the labyrinth with the help of the thread.

The Thread That Leads You Back

Sometimes we can be consumed by darkness.  Dealing with  the consequences of our bad choices. The crushing of our dreams. Despair. Hopelessness. Our creativity is at its lowest. We’re lost.

Theseus had his thread to take him out of the labyrinth.  What’s the thread that leads us out of the labyrinth in our minds and hearts? How do we find our way back to ourselves?


I have no answers for you. Because I need to ask myself this question today? What would your answer be?


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  1. Vasantha Vivek Vasantha Vivek November 10, 2016

    Interesting story, Corinne. I have not thought this earlier. So I have no answer for you, Corinne. But I think its the right time to seek that answer.

  2. upasna upasna November 9, 2016

    Never thought of my thread- but I think reading most of the times and a talk with my Mother because she listens to me without judging me. Glad I found this post because I think I need to be the thread for my Hubby as he does not discuss much.

  3. Laurie Laurie November 8, 2016

    Fascinating question, Corinne. Maybe my thread is reading. Its hard to solve problems without perspective. Reading takes me out of my self and my life. When I come back after a few hours, sometimes I see things more clearly. I know what to do and say. Without the escape of reading, I’m not sure what I would do.

  4. Parul Thakur Parul Thakur November 8, 2016

    It would be the thread of love and hope for me. In dark times, I need extra dose of love and hope 🙂 Loved the story and how beautifully you tied it to real life situations.

  5. SHILPA GARG SHILPA GARG November 8, 2016

    That’s an interesting story, Corinne! The threads of faith and trust in God and positivity would work for me.

  6. Esha Esha November 8, 2016

    Loved the story and the post, Corinne. To answer your question, I think each of us has a unique way of finding our way back. In my case, a lot of introspection and inner dialogue, and most of all my instinct, that in the past, has led me back.

  7. Kala Ravi Kala Ravi November 8, 2016

    You know Corinne I love Greek Mythology and this one of Theseus and Ariadne is a beautiful one. Well, what is that thread that leads you out of darkness you ask, I would think it would be the thought of your loved ones, how much they mean to you and you to them. Cliche though it may sound, Rowling’s Patronus charm is the answer we seek, that one bright, happy memory to focus on to scare away your demons (dementors). I seem to remember that you are not a Potter fan, but still here are my two bits

  8. Tina Basu Tina Basu November 8, 2016

    i wish i have such a thread in life! But I know I have myself to speak to in trying times, that way I am my own thread!

  9. Ramya Rao Ramya Rao November 7, 2016

    This story is interesting Corinne. No, I don’t know the answer. I never asked this to myself. This post forces me to think now. We all need that thread , isn’t it, Corinne ?

  10. Reema D'souza Reema D'souza November 7, 2016

    Yes, we all need that thread. If I think about my life then like you even I have answer to this question. I need to ask myself what it is. I loved the story and this thought of finding that thread that leads us back.

  11. Amrita Basu Amrita Basu November 7, 2016

    Liked the story of the thread leading the hero back. For me it’s my inner consciousness which always helps me find the right way back.

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