Midweek Musings-5

Mid Week Musings

Over a hundred years ago, needy miners & settlers engaged in stripping the abandoned Fort Alcan prison in British Columbia, of wood, electrical appliances, and plumbing, made an astonishing discovery.

While dismantling the jail they found that huge locks were attached to heavy doors, & two-inch steel bars covered the windows, but the walls of the prison were made only out of clay and paper painted to resemble iron!

The October 5, 1946, edition of the Spokane Daily Chronicle which carried this strange story notes that a good shove would have burst the wall out, but nobody ever tried, because nobody thought it possible. The walls looked too intimidating. 

So often, we are prisoners of fears that disintegrate when we push against them. 

“I found the task that I had dreaded
Was not so difficult when once begun,
It was the dread itself that was the foe
And dread once conquered, meant a victory won.” 

— Margaraet E. Bruner

Or as the good old adage says, you never know what you can do till you try.

Have a good week!

Team Anahat.