Sometimes the scariest action of all is choosing the light

Comfort is like an addiction, pulsed into the veins. The tribal efforts tethered to society for gain. We speak of gain as all-knowing and forever fighting, as if there’s an honor badge at hammering life with every nail. Would you believe in yourself enough to walk away from all that you know, appearing over the ledge? Your mind says the waves are trickery, the heart says jump. You’ll have to navigate the incongruent themes between the heart and the mind. Remember this: the mind will tire first, ahead of the body, ahead of your heart. It is the mind that is tired.

The body becomes tasked to freeze or take flight, would you be willing to jump at the leap of faith? Security is the chain that links you to staying the same. You’ll have to step to the edge, eyes closed or wide, at times clear, most often not. You’ll stand at the edge of the unknown, with heart-pounds and belly pits. Maybe your voice halts or breath becomes gasped exposing the lump of your truth; you know exactly what to do. Letting go of all that you know. You must be willing to take a key to the handcuffs at your back; recognizing you’ll only be a prisoner to the stories you repeat, the patterns you continue to stitch. Your body will talk to you in ways, by seduction of truth, it will resonate in your bones. Continuing to ignore your intuition will sacrifice your life; you’ll continue to repeat the same wounds with different faces.

This is why traveling into the unknown is vital. To take a stand for your Self, the one that no longer clings to the past. Truth isn’t easy, it is painful and gutting; sharing it is not enough. You must act on your life, only you can heal yourself. Pain is a beautiful motivator to change your life. Sometimes the scariest action of all is choosing the light.

stephanie birch