“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.”
― Margaret Shepard
Come on in….the water’s fine…
Sometimes one must jump into the cold pool of uncertainty fully and with gusto. Realities of life rarely afford us the chance to dip a toe into the water and slowly emerge ourselves, gradually taking it all in…aware and ready for each step. No. Life is often sudden and in your face. Events can turn on a dime requiring you to act and right now. Often it takes a leap of faith. It is then we must put aside all fear and just do it! Jump in with both feet, eyes wide open ready for anything. You can never know what is just around the corner.
Life is what we make of it….and our lives consists of a series of choices, each one effecting the next….twisting and turning. The road is unpredictable….but variety is the spice of life. Who wants to be bland and tasteless in a world filled with wondrous and exotic tastes?
It is easy to allow the uneasiness of unknowing to overwhelm. Fear is formidable. It is engrained in us. Fear alerts us to danger….real danger. Fear can drive people to action. That same fear can also prompt inaction. These instincts have served us well in the distant past. But the world has changed. Old fears have been replaced with new ones. Most of us have no need to fear being eaten in the jungle by a tiger or bitten by a venomous snake. Modern fears may not be so immediate, they may be more complex and sometimes not everything is as it seems. Valid fears of homelessness, joblessness, bankruptcy, war or global warming, etc. These are real fears and the answers are not so obvious. Frequently there are no real answers. Sometimes it is not as easy to see where the danger lies exactly, and we are confused. This encourages inaction. “Look where you leap” is good advice but not if indecisiveness leads to doing nothing at all. Action is the key.
TAKE THE PLUNGE
Seize the day! The world awaits. Take control of your destiny. Lest destiny be in control of you.
Change is inevitable. Be that change! Take ownership of it. Make that change work for you.
Typically when it is all said and done, it is that which you did not do which you will regret.
We can ride the waves of cliché as far as it takes… mere words only go so far.
Real progress and anything worth anything at all takes work.
and there is no better day to start than today!
“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”
― Marilyn Monroe
FEARLESS by Pink Floyd (youtube)
Fearless Living: 4 Ways To Run Your Life With A Little Less Fear (huffingtonpost.com)
Walk Confidently Past Fear (borntobeaheroine.wordpress.com)
Fearlessness is not the same as the absence of fear (janaknmistry.wordpress.com)
A leap of faith (lotushealingsa.wordpress.com)