"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power."
The above quote I first came across 15 years ago and it speaks to me as powerfully now as it did then when I was making a huge life change to quit my professional career in advertising and take a leap of faith into the unknown to start my own wellbeing business.
What came to me today, was when there is someone or something we love, it demands courage to dive in and discover and commit to that relationship. On the flip side when we are in a situation - a job position or a relationship that are not fulfilling and we are not in love, it also takes courage and personal responsibility to step into the unknown to explore and partake in the journey of being open to expand and change.
So here is the thing - we need courage to follow what we love, or what we think we love. Would you agree? Did you ever equate action and courage to love outside of the fixation with the feelings of love which are focused on in our culture?
Feelings are passive and courage is an action. To be courageous means to act upon something.
So most of the time - if we are in a situation that is unfulfilling or a situation that we love, both demand action and courage and discovery. With love comes fear and pain. If we love someone or something often it becomes an intense ride and the possibility of losing that thing or person. Is this bringing any personal experiences to the forefront? Most of us get so frozen with fear to take the step into the new and stay with the safe and familiar. And I get it, the unknown is scary and we may mess up, or make a mistake but your heart knows it is more painful and scary staying in a shitty situation than finding your courage to act. What do you say ? Am I making sense? Am I talking to you?
It frustrates me that we are heavily conditioned by our culture and love is a huge struggle for many of us. To find the profession we love and want to invest in and commit our whole beings to ( including our hearts ) and to find the relationships we wish to open and act in courage to.
I have no idea of the statistics of how many of us love what we do or are truly in a deeply loving marriage or relationship but my guess is very small. If anyone has some data to pass me please do ;)
So in continuing to support men and women on the journey of life to find satisfaction and love in what you do and who you chose to commit to, I leave you with the quote above and for you to ask if a change is calling you with all its fear and pain ;)
To our being well xx
Ps if you are going through a life change and would like support and more info on how to work with me, email - firstname.lastname@example.org