Monday, October 29, 2007

Without a Net

Living Life With Trust

As I create the life of my dreams, I often reach a crossroads where the choices seem to involve the risk of facing the unknown versus the safety and comfort of all that I have come to trust. I feel like a tightrope walker, carefully teetering along the narrow path to my goals, sometimes feeling that I am doing so without a net. Knowing I have some backup may help me work up the courage to take those first steps, until I am secure in knowing that I have the skills to work without one. But when I live my life from a place of balance and trust in the universe, I may not see our source of support, but I can know that it is there.

If I refuse to act only if I can see the safety net, I may be allowing the net to become a trap as it creates a barrier between me and the freedom to pursue my goals. Change is inherent in life, so even what I have learned to trust can surprise me at any moment. Remove fear from the equation and then, without even wondering what is going on below, I can devote my full attention to the dream that awaits me.

We attract support into our lives when we are willing to make those first tentative steps, trusting that the universe will provide exactly what we need. In that process I can decide that whatever comes from my actions is only for my highest and best experience of growth. It may come in the form of a soft landing, an unexpected rescue or an eye-opening experience gleaned only from the process of falling. So rather than allowing my life to be dictated by fear of the unknown, or trying to avoid falling, I can appreciate that sometimes I experience life fully when I am willing to trust and fall. And in doing so, I may just find that I have the wings to fly.

When I believe that there is a reason for everything, I am stepping out with the safety net of the universe, and I know I will make the best from whatever comes my way.

1 comment:

Dogwood Dell said...

Be not afraid!

-J.P. II
October 16, 1978