by Denise Palmisano
Think of a situation in your life as though you are on the edge of that diving board with a choice to either jump or turn around and back away from your original plan or commitment. What do you think you will experience in that situation if you moved forward? What do you think you will experience if you back away and don't move forward?
What are your thoughts telling you to do or not do? What are the beliefs that are controlling those thoughts? When or where did you take on those beliefs? Whose beliefs are they? Are those beliefs enhancing your possibilities or limiting them? What would be available if you were to challenge those beliefs and trust yourself to choose your own beliefs about this situation?
Are you going to take a leap of faith and trust yourself to handle whatever comes up whether you jump or not in the situation being shown to you?
Are you making up a story that not jumping means that you have backed away from what is important to you or that you are a failure?
Regardless of what you do, you will have an experience and a story about your choice and about yourself that will either enhance or limit your future possibilities in future situations. There is no right or wrong answer here.
To be able to surrender the fear of not being able to handle the outcome regardless of the choice is the work at hand.
You see, I don't think we are afraid to jump. I think we are afraid of our reaction or response to what happens after we jump. The invitation is to choose to stop making every situation a problem and choose without fear or regret.
I suggest that getting clear on what is important to you will have your choices be experienced with more peace and acceptance. Remember to take this one step at at time, moment by moment. Staying on the fence and not choosing is a recipe for suffering. I remember a quote, "Nothing happens until something moves". Either way, get off the fence, then you will know what step is next.
What would you need to know, learn, request or experience for you to be at peace and in acceptance of your choice to jump or not jump in this situation?
What will you choose in this situation? Ready, set, ?
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
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