When fear can be awesome

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?

Namaste.

– Your Charmed Yogi

Advertisements

12 thoughts on “When fear can be awesome

  1. Lisa!!!! I felt as if we had written the same piece. I am so glad you took the leap. Woohoo!!! This is the start of my 3rd week and it feels amazing. What’s next for you?

  2. Pingback: Own fear like a piglet in boots | A Charmed Yogi

  3. Pingback: Go ahead, test the waters | A Charmed Yogi

  4. Pingback: Faith: It’s not just for religion | A Charmed Yogi

  5. Pingback: The yoga of Yoda, we all have | A Charmed Yogi

  6. Pingback: Be nice to the scary clown | A Charmed Yogi

  7. Pingback: Take fear into your infinite heart | A Charmed Yogi

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s