We’ve all heard the saying, “When you’re in a hole, stop digging.” But what if you’re already in a hole and need to get out? That’s where dirt comes in. Dirt, or soil, can be used in a variety of ways to help us get out of a difficult situation and even to help us stand on solid ground.
(Now when I say “dirt,” I’m using it as a metaphor for all of the difficult challenges and difficult people you face in life.)
Dirt can be used to pack down the area around a well so that it is more stable and can support your weight. If you’re in a hole and need to get out, this is one of the first steps to take. Packing down the dirt will make the area around the well more stable and provide a solid base to stand on.
Dirt can also be used to create a makeshift ladder. If the walls of the well are too steep to climb, you can use the dirt to fill in the gaps between the wall and the ground. This will create a stable, sloped surface that can be used as a makeshift ladder.
Finally, dirt can be used to help anchor yourself in place. If you’re standing on dirt or soil, you can use a few rocks to help anchor yourself in place. This will help you stay secure while you’re getting out of the well and will make it easier to climb out.
Dirt can be a powerful tool when you’re stuck in a difficult situation. By using the dirt around you, you can create a stable surface to stand on, a makeshift ladder, and even secure yourself in place. It’s an often overlooked resource, but the power of dirt can be invaluable.