To live fully, to live a life without regret, requires us to summon our courage, take a risk, and take action even when we would rather hide in the safety of our comfort zone. Most of us want to change in some way or change something about our life. But resistance and fear camp out, waiting for the right moment to sabotage our efforts.
“Every day, you are signaled and summoned to embark on a journey beyond the boundaries of all you have ever known. You need only [stretch beyond] your fears, open your heart and begin.” Bob Savino
Through my own deep inner work these past few years, I’ve come to identify the beliefs, patterns, and reactions that hold me back from growing into my full potential. I’ve been playing it safe, hiding out and staying small. To move through our fears, we need to re-evaluate our beliefs about what we are or are not capable of and what is or is not possible for us to accomplish. We need to practice showing up fully for and in our own life.
Fear gets a bad wrap, but it does have an important role. It signals when we’re onto something important and it keeps us out of harm's way.
So our goal should *not* be to become fearless.
Our goal should be to acknowledge our fears and choose to take action anyway, stretching beyond our comfort zone. To do that we need to tolerate the unknown, welcome uncertainty, and be willing to fail. We need to know what is so important that we would do it anyway, even if we fail.
*In what ways are you choosing comfort in your life?
*In what ways are you choosing courage?
*In which area of your life would it be most helpful to choose courage over comfort?
*What fears are holding you back from your full potential?
A Practice to Try: Do at least one thing that scares you.
Mantra: I choose courage.