Have you noticed, human beings are unique in their willingness to run headfirst into things they know could be damaging to them? I struggle to think of many other species that understand the consequences of some defined action, but choose to act anyway for any number of reasons, and if there are some, please educate me as I would love to know. Humans, though, don’t just
The heart holds all things to be possible. It’s the ego that likes to take control of the “how” and it deceives us. We have yet to learn how the heart and the ego can become co-creators and mad collaborators. 💫
A beautiful description.
I don't think we're here to be safe. I think we're here to grow, to see how far we can go, to see what vulnerability and courage can drive us to reveal about the truth in our souls, and to do the thing we think we cannot do. How else do we level up, emerge, and surprise ourselves? The fact that we take risks is, to me, some evidence that God exists.... somehow, our souls know that even if our earthly risks don't bear out, even if we risk this very life...and somehow lose...that we return to safety. And if we'd like another round to *play* at the life game, I believe we have the chance to return to this crucible of challenge, pain, and loss and try again. I've been here many times, a few I've remembered, and I know that playing small was never the plan. Brene Brown calls it Daring Greatly. Glennon Doyle calls it living Untamed. Clarissa Pinkola Estes describes it as overcoming domestication. Whatever you call it, I think attempting to fly in some meaningful way seems to be the point.