A few years back, I was fortunate to visit the great pyramids at Giza on a private tour.
Egypt and its antiquities were just as I had imagined them. Mysterious, awe-inspiring, and beckoning me forward with some unseen, palpable energy.
I had read dozens of books about the pyramids and their construction in my youth, always fascinated that a so-called primitive culture could build something so massive with only basic tools. After all, the Great Pyramid alone is made of 2.3 million stone blocks, each weighing approximately the same as a Honda Civic. Quite a feat for some fellas hanging around in loin cloths!
Of all the seemingly impossible tasks the ancient Egyptians completed, one, in particular, captures my curiosity. The hidden door.
It’s believed that the Great Pyramid had an invisible swinging door, weighing nearly 20 tons (so 20 or so Honda Civics stacked on top of each other) that was so perfectly balanced it could be opened with one hand. Imagine using the tools we can access today to build something so massive and that requires such intense precision. Now imagine doing it with hand tools in your underwear!
But here is the catch – the door could only be opened from inside the pyramid!
Kaboom!! Mind officially blown.
We all have times in our lives when we are required to face a challenge that seems insurmountable. Our own personal, 20-ton door blocked our way. I’ve certainly had plenty.
We only need to remember that we are perfectly balanced and can open that door with one hand when the time comes… we just have to do it from the inside.
See you on the journey…