There are many times in our lives when we come to a crossroad…a time when a decision is required. Whether to take one path or another.
And it is in that moment that we best serve ourselves, by taking the time to identify what our inner voice / ego is telling us. Ego tells us we’re better off being safe, take the safe path, the one we know, so that we have certainty on how our life will be. That we will be okay, don’t take risks, because risks can lead to pain. (And ironically, if that is the decision we make, we are still surprised that pain arises anyway…)
And another voice inside us, our true calling, our true passion, our most inner core, our truth, speaks up in those moments as well. Often the louder our truth speaks, the louder our ego becomes. Our truth calls us…ever patiently, ever present, yet buried deep, speaks to us of what is possible, what we have always secretly dreamed and what is awaiting us. There is no promise of certainty, and of safety, yet there is the opportunity to be enriched and empowered beyond anything we knew before. And it’s not just about us, it’s about those that we love and care for, those whose lives we can help make a difference in….people just like us.
When you reach your crossroads, we invite you to think about the decisions you make. Do you always step onto the path of certainty, telling yourself that this is the best way, yet secretly knowing that the end result is also painful because of the regret that is yet to come? Or do you take your time, recognise that your ego is speaking up, patiently quietening this voice, and being okay with the unknown path, secretly knowing that with this uncertainty comes great reward because you know, that as scary as it may be, you are taking the path of your core, of your truth.
Look around you. How many people do you know live their truth? Are you one of them? We all have fears…all of us, every single one of us. It’s what we allow our fears to become or what we uncompromisingly refuse to give into that is the key . You have people around you who have been down the path of uncertainty before….and have conquered it…observe, learn and know that if they can do it, so can you. Build your courage, refuse to live in regret, learn from nature, learn from others……
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson