Level Up. Take A Leap Of Faith.
Large Ceramic Vase
Width 10" Height 11" Depth 3.5"
When I was a kid I liked to imagine when I jumped off of a swing I could leap into a new life. The feeling of butterflies would build in my belly the higher I would get before I jumped off the swing. That excitement exhilarated me.
Some how I lost that excitement as an adult. I associated excitement with fear. The more I did this the more fears would surface. I became afraid of flying. Of being alone. Of being myself. Afraid of meeting new people. My world became very small. I realized how unhappy I had become.
My world became too small for me. So, I became very serious about meditation and developed a practice of introspection to find out why I had become so afraid. Many different teachers showed up along the way. One teacher in particular reminded me that the energy of fear is the same as excitement. It's only our judgement of the feeling that transforms it. Slowly I started to change my perspective. Each time I ran up against my fear I would consider the notion that it might actually be excitement in a disguise. Then I would leap.
May this piece remind you to grab fear's hand and leap into excitement. What you want is on the other side. Go after your rainbow. Level-up.