A leap of faith
What I know for sure is that a leap of faith can change the circumstances in your life and help you to grow. However, it is easier said than done. Your desire to want more out of life must be strong enough to overpower the status quo. It takes courage to step out of your safe comfort zone. To make changes in your life, you must be passionate, willing, committed to using your energy to go forward and take a leap of faith.
Taking a leap of faith can be very uncomfortable and scary. It can cause an overwhelming sense of vulnerability and anxiety, to the extent that you allow yourself to become comfortable where you are in life, knowing there is more that you should be doing and want to do. I know because there have been times in my life when I wanted to play it safe and maintain the status quo. I haven't always had the courage to move forward and questioned - can I do it, what will happen if I fail?
Within the last year, I made a major decision regarding how to proceed with my workshop and took a leap of faith. Prior to making the decision to move forward, I prayed and meditated for months. I was afraid of being criticized and rejected. Every time I thought about moving forward, I felt vulnerable and had many sleepless nights. I questioned if I was good enough - if my workshop was good enough.... if.... if.... if...the questioning went on and on and on. I was on an emotional roller coaster. It was a very trying time.
Finally, one morning as I was jogging outside along the lake, I had a moment of truth and questioned myself.
What would happen if I didn't try?
Would I be satisfied with the status quo, and if so, what opportunities would I be given up?
Would I always question what could have been?
How could I help others if I couldn't move forward?
Most importantly, would I be fulfilled?
I knew at that moment I wouldn't be pleased with my life or myself if I didn't try. I knew there was more to me, more to give and more work to be done. I made the decision to move forward. I would stand in my faith, knowing and believing that whatever the outcome, I would be further along in my journey to pursue my desires. At least, I would be able to sleep, just knowing that I tried.
I took a leap of faith and proceeded. As a result, the workbook is now published. Although everything didn't turn out as planned, I gained far more than I expected. Taking a leap of faith gave me the confidence, freedom, and peace to continue with my workshop. It gave me confirmation to continue to pursue my dreams. This life experience has helped me remove barriers and live a more fulfilling life. I am grateful my desires overpowered the fear. At the end of the day, I learned something about me. The more I grow, the more I glow - my internal light is shining.
What decision will you make today? Will you take a leap of faith?
MARCH 21, 2017