I thought we’d end our week on the importance of taking risks by a quote I recently read in Whole Living Magazine. It is an exerpt from the book, The Art of Uncertainty, by Dennis Merritt Jones.
“We were born fully equipped to break free of past confining conditions,that no longer serve us. And it is our destiny to do so. That inner impulse, that yearning to explore beyond the boundaries of our daily life permeates every living thing, and its voice perpetually whispers in our inner ear, ‘Grow, grow, grow…’ But, there is another voice that often speaks much louder, the voice of fear. It shouts, ‘No, no, no…stay right where you are. While you may not like it, you risk nothing by staying put.’
But, unfortunately, that is the big lie. There is great risk in resisting the divine urge to grow.”
We all intuitively have the urge to expand, stretch, and grow. Is fear keeping you from taking the necessary risks to accomplish those things? I had stated in a former post that fear is nothing more than False Evidence Appearing Real. It exists only in our minds and can keep us locked up.
Why not be excited about the uncertainty that exists? As you start your weekend, trade in your fearful thoughts for confident ones, as you begin to risk believing in yourself, risk showing your truth, risk venturing outside your comfort zone. Jump, leap, hop, or skip willingly into the unknown. It will free you and add excitement and growth to your life!
Have a wonderful weekend!