… From a Totally Different Life!
That thought can scare one into a freezing OMG mode – and do nothing at all.
What if I do it wrong = FAIL.
What if I make a mistake.
What will people think of me?
I don’t know the outcome.
I’m not strong enough.
_______ (Someone) won’t like it – they will be offended – it will hurt their feelings.
I’m afraid of what they will do.
I’m not brave enough.
I’m not smart enough.
I’m not strong enough.
I don’t know how.
I’m too old.
I don’t have enough experience.
Sometimes, this is my brain …. Maybe your brain (a little bit?), too?? I mean, I can get going on that hamster wheel and spin, going nowhere with the best of ‘them’ – whoever they are.
I know when I’m spinning. I can feel its energy all through my body, when I spin. My breathing is shallow, heart rate UP, flushed face, stomach swirreling … sometimes, my brain goes b-l-a-n-k, sometimes scenarios flash in milla-seconds.
Now-a-days, I stop. I breathe. I observe myself. I observe the situation.
I look at my life. I’ve gone through fear and I’m still here, stronger and wiser than I ever imagined!
Made mistakes/Did it wrong (Who is perfect??) = What did I learn? = Wisdom for the next time.
Making decisions is BRAVE.
Making decisions MOVES US from where we are to … Somewhere Different. In that Somewhere Different, we find out how strong we are, how capable we are, we learn new ways of doing things, we think different thoughts, we meet new people along the way. Our world gets bigger and it’s really quite exciting.
In that bravery, we are being true to ourselves. We are free to be who we are – regardless of what other people think of us, or how hurt they might be, or how their life will also change – because it will.
LIFE IS CHANGE.
Is it easy?
Is it worth it?
My Encouragement to You: It’s ok to have a different life, if you are not happy with how life is going. Where is Life taking you? Honor yourself. Honor your path in Life. Give yourself permission to be brave (you’re braver than you know). Give yourself permission to explore where your Spirit/God is prompting you to go. Your gut is one way Spirit/God talks to you. Listen. It’s one step. One decision to do one thing differently. Big or small … you grow. Tears and strength and WOW.
Every decision I’ve made, I’ve learned from. I believe with all my heart – you will, too!
I think I’m morphing into my Wise Old Crone phase!
The Blessings Continue For All Of Us …