An invitation to have courage


Your dreams called, they want you back.

How would your life be different if you were able to look at the world and your future with wonder and excitement?   Where would you go? What might you try if you had no fears of rejection, failure, of not having enough, of not being enough? What would you do if you weren’t afraid of what other people would think?  What would happen if you stopped treating your fears of what might happen as facts?  How would you live each day if you had no memory of any disappointments or pain from your past? What could be possible if you were courageous and daring?

”I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear: I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go.
Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever.
Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show up and be seen.”   ~ Brené Brown.  DSCN3863