Live Life Even If It Scares You Sometimes
That’s my lovely daughter in Paris. She’s in France studying this spring. A self professed homebody, she signed up for this month long adventure, left home for the first time and flew across an ocean. She is living her life even though, at times, life scares her.
We all feel fear sometimes. It can seem silly and light or enormously heavy. Fear can be a safe place to hide, but behind that comfortable barrier is stagnation. Nothing happens there. Nothing grows or evolves or changes. Everything stays the same and that’s why fear is such a powerfully snug place — a padded cell of sorts.
But fear doesn’t have to be a prison. Fear can enliven you if you choose to listen to it in a different way. It’s your soul’s way of letting you know that you are alive, awake. Like tremors, these inner trepidations can quake and rumble, warning you that something might be scary and uncomfortable, but it can also be a doorway to your awakening, you potential, your future, your dreams.
Love yourself enough to let yourself be uncomfortable and scared sometimes. It’s okay. Those things that scare us often help us grow up. Those things that make us uncomfortable can become our greatest source of reassurance one day if we take a chance and just give them a try. We might fail, fall down, mess up, do badly, squirm a little, but it’s through all of those fumblings and stumblings that we eventually come to know ourselves. We discover who we are by trying new and wonderful things.
So raise your arms in triumph, take chances, move out of your comfort zone and live your life fully, even if it scares you sometimes.
Way to go, my fearless explorer! I love you.