I just finished reading a book called "The Great Work of Your Life" by Stephen Cope.
He starts the book with the following questions...
"What do you fear most in this life? What is your biggest fear? Right now."
When I ask myself these questions, my answer is that I will have not lived fully. That I will have held back. I’m afraid of not bringing myself to the world.
Thomas Merton says, “What you fear is an indication of what you seek.”
If this is true, then what I seek is to live fully, to not hold back, to bring myself to the world.
This desire is manifesting through how I'm choosing to live my life and the choices I'm making each day.
Choices to live according to my values and to show up as authentically as I can in each moment.
It’s not easy.
There is a lot of fear and self-doubt that gets in the way.
Some days, the fear takes over and I totally doubt myself and this path I’ve chosen for myself.
But, it doesn’t feel like there is another option.
The alternative of not living in alignment with who I am and what’s important to me is much more painful for me these days.
The only option appears to be to follow my own inner compass and let go of the rest.
Each day I seek to live as fully as I can and bring the most authentic version of myself to the world.
It requires a lot of courage and willingness to take the next action step that appears in front of me.
Action has been critical for me.
A willingness to listen to and trust my intuition, and then move quickly when the next action step presents itself has made all the difference for me.
There is no time for waiting around these days.
As one of my mentors would say, “when an idea comes… act quickly, calmly, and confidently… leaving no stone unturned.”
This has been key for me.
How about you? What do you fear most in this life? What are you seeking? Lastly, are your actions aligned with what you are seeking?
As always, feel free to reach out to me if I can be a support to you along this journey. I love supporting people in realizing their deepest desires.
In Ultimate Support of You!
P.S. I'm also afraid of heights and being trapped in small spaces. To support my intention of facing my fears, I've agreed to take a glider flight this week with my husband over Acadia National Park. I'm curious to see what this experience has to offer me...