I love this passage. It explains perfectly the thoughts and emotions that arise during times of growth and change. Change is terrifying. As humans, we naturally resist the unknown. We weigh all of the options, try to think of all possible outcomes and still sometimes resist or turn our backs on something because we cannot bear not knowing how it will turn out. We accept our present circumstances, not matter how bad they may sometimes be, because we are comfortable and we know what to expect and how to deal with it.
But what if that change, that trapeze bar swinging out in front of you, could be the best thing that ever happened to you?
What if that terrifying transition could lead to the love of your life, the job of your dreams or whatever else you may be wishing for? How will you ever know unless you give it a shot, embrace the unknown, get comfortable with being uncomfortable?
You may be thinking, “well what if I fail?” So what if you fail? You will learn from the experience, make a different decision and move on. Maybe that failure will take you to an even better place. I never in my wildest dreams would have thought that the hardest years of my life would have led me to my dream career and the happiness that I now have in my life. The terrifying years of sickness, worrying about money and paying medical bills, not knowing whether I would ever feel better again. But it’s always darkest before the dawn. Our darkest hours lead to our brightest days. The Universe wouldn’t have it any other way. Everything we go through takes us closer to our true selves. The lives we are meant to lead.
So next time time that trapeze bar of change comes to you, don’t turn away because of fear of failure or fear of the unknown. Embrace the change with your whole heart. Enlist the support of those you love and take a chance. Trust me, you will land on your two feet. It may be an adventure, don’t get me wrong, but you will feel empowered, alive and vibrant. Have a little faith and see what happens.
~Peace, love and taking chances~