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I've heard it said a thousand times... DO IT AFRAID!! We all have something beautiful to give. It's the moment that you stop believing it that everything changes. I was on a journey to Eden when these kind words were spoken to me. "Pick up your shield. Poke holes in the darkness..." Louder than any force the earth can resemble is a word connecting to the soul that can teach us the art of living both wildly and freely. We need the other voice. The ones that tell us we're beautiful in the midst of messy. The one that says you're worth it in the middle of uncertainty. And the peace that can cause it to penetrate down deep into our being. It's the driving force that says BRAVE over BACKWARDS, but we must fight for it.
Sometimes in life we experience things that take us in unexpected directions. Maybe a decision led you there, or a situation caught you off guard. One way or another, it felt like loss. It felt like a piece of you went missing. And it may have led to the present moment not beaming with the radiance you'd hoped for. It can be discouraging to find yourself there, in La la land... off the beaten path, that path possibly without clear markings, uncertain of where to go from here, and without a wingman at your side.
But these are the moments when I've come to discover something more amazing on the other side. On the other side of backwards is a place worth fighting for. Something real and vulnerable. Something inconvenient yet powerful. Something known as BRAVERY. And when bravery becomes the only option you have left, you become the strongest version of yourself.
Lord knows we live in a world with more options than we can count! We like that though... having the content. The swirling that keeps us moving throughout the day. But that swirling can also keep us in the shallows. We try our hardest to stay out of the deep end, but it calls us back like the reverse of a mudslide. It's hard, but it's worth the view at the top. UP hill makes us stronger as bravery beckons us to go beyond our reach.
Today, if you find yourself in a similar position, know It's within you...the hard thing. The climb. And you can say yes to it! You can change your place in line. You can change your outfit. And you can discover more of all you didn't know existed inside of you! Go ahead, Darling...don't settle for backwards, be BRAVE!