We often talk about fear as a by-product of not being present, of letting our thoughts consume our identity. However, there are those times when fear dangles us off the precipice of change and we can transform it into courage.
I recently took a leap of faith and left the comfortable discontent of a corporate job. I struggled with the concept for almost a year, going back and forth about why I should or shouldn’t leave — with both extremes being tent poles of fear. In the end, I decided that fear in the form of excitement, anticipation, nervousness, and uncertainty that comes with change was the more appealing option. So, I lept.
But, I didn’t feel brave. Not at first. I felt like Indiana Jones in the Last Crusade, when he came to a deep cavern with no bridge to get him across. His choice was to turn back, or to move ahead and trust that the bridge will be there when he needs it. He was given instructions that the bridge would appear once he stepped off of the ledge.
Like Indy, I decided that I would take the the walk of faith, and step off the ledge. And, just like the message in the movie, there was a bridge to get both of us across the abyss. The universe delivered the support I didn’t even know I needed, and I was able to turn fear into motivation and strength.
What leap are you waiting to take?
– Your Charmed Yogi