As I’m sat here in bed contemplating where I’ve come from, where I am, and where I’m going in life, a quote I saw came to mind. It said “People seem to think embracing life means to jump off cliffs and kiss strangers. Maybe it’s just slowly learning to love yourself.” – Anon. Then I realised that, up until now, this is what it has all been about for me…slowly learning to love myself. It’s realising that I am the heroine of my story. That the “Internal heroine’s journey is one of self discovery, in which you quell your fears, find your strengths and weaknesses and inner resources, and transform yourself.” Quoted from Colette Baron-reid.
What I wanted to share today is in order to go on this journey we have to accept that we cannot allow, under no circumstances, any experience we’re having to be put into a box. We cannot allow fear to draw a line and say “No further.” We always need to be pushing the boundaries of what we think we can do. To go beyond safe and comfortable. To never accept anyone elses definition of something unless we have explored it for ourselves. Even in pretty deep things like faith and what or who we believe in.
I saw this morning fear being represented by mist. It can’t harm you, yet it totally disorientates you, stops you from seeing your way forward and brings panic if we allow it to. However, the sun comes with its warmth and clears the mist. The sun being our state of mind. We can choose to hide behind the mist, or bravely step out and shine on it until it clears and we can see the way ahead.
On my journey, I have come across some pretty amazing heroines along the way. The weekend just gone I had the privilege of meeting some of them. I’m honored and very blessed to have them in my life. I hope to spend more time with these lovely ladies who all inspire and encourage me on my own journey!