Have you ever read The Daily OM? I love it. My friend Katie sent me this article yesterday and I thought I would share it with you.
It has taken me a very long time to get where I am. Where am I? I feel like I am on the cusp of my dreams. I am a believer that everything happens when it is supposed to but, I can't help wondering where I would be if I allowed myself to be brave sooner? For the longest time I wouldn't allow myself to step outside of my comfort zone and take the leap of faith needed to propel my life. I just kept moving along hoping and dreaming and longing and wanting until I physically couldn't do it anymore. It is amazing how things work out. I feel like the universe kept giving me opportuniies and I kept passing them by for safety. Until finally, I had reached a point where I just couldn't function anymore, I had to change, I had to have faith. It was one of the scariest and most rewarding decisions I have ever made. The decision to leave my full-time job to better care for my health and my dreams.I decided to take on some freelance work even though it wasn't enough money, I would figure out how to make it work. Since making that decision, the energy I had been holding back for so long has exploded out and gently placed me in the arms of my dreams.
What is holding you back from your dreams? How can you move past that barrier and trust that everything will work out as it should? What small sweet steps can you start taking to get you closer to your dream and closer to taking that leap of faith?
Article from The Daily Om:
March 21, 2012
Without a Net
Living Life with Trust
When we continually live our life with a safety net it creates a barrier to our freedom.
As we create the life of our dreams, we often reach a crossroads where the choices seem to involve the risk of facing the unknown versus the safety and comfort of all that we have come to trust. We may feel like a tightrope walker, carefully teetering along the narrow path to our goals, sometimes feeling that we are doing so without a net. Knowing we have some backup may help us work up the courage to take those first steps, until we are secure in knowing that we have the skills to work without one. But when we live our lives from a place of balance and trust in the universe, we may not see our source of support, but we can know that it is there.
If we refuse to act only if we can see the safety net, we may be allowing the net to become a trap as it creates a barrier between us and the freedom to pursue our goals. Change is inherent in life, so even what we have learned to trust can surprise us at any moment. Remove fear from the equation and then, without even wondering what is going on below, we can devote our full attention to the dream that awaits us.
We attract support into our lives when we are willing to make those first tentative steps, trusting that the universe will provide exactly what we need. In that process we can decide that whatever comes from our actions is only for our highest and best experience of growth. It may come in the form of a soft landing, an unexpected rescue or an eye-opening experience gleaned only from the process of falling. So rather than allowing our lives to be dictated by fear of the unknown, or trying to avoid falling, we can appreciate that sometimes we experience life fully when we are willing to trust and fall. And in doing so, we may just find that we have the wings to fly.
When we believe that there is a reason for everything, we are stepping out with the safety net of the universe, and we know we will make the best from whatever comes our way.
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