Sometimes when we think of doing something that removes us from our familiar world into the unknown, fear of change can take over.
Why is it that we allow that fear to control us? Why do we allow it to hold us back? A single thought can turn into belief, a story that we create in our minds. Its presence should not dictate our choices, we should nurture these thoughts and move forward with them.
Two years ago I made the difficult decision to leave the career I had spent the last seven years working towards. After years of insecurity I had finally got my ‘dream’ job, but within year in I had become very ill from the lifestyle surrounding me and I had come to realise this wasn’t my dream anymore. But instead of feeling excited, I felt guilt, anxiety and failure. Failure that in my mid-twenties I was already giving up. I had developed a fear of change and uncertainty. This was not a very mindful way carve new beginnings.
As time went by I started to embrace my thoughts and became more mindful. Living with uncertainty gave me freedom, it was time to let go of the dream that no longer served me and use my new found freedom to make new choices and discover where my heart was trying to lead me. Looking back, it was the best decision I have made.
When these times of turbulence hit you, whether it be an expected or unexpected change, think what exactly is it you’re afraid of? Is it a valid fear? Remember these thoughts are not reality. They are just thoughts, an interpretation of what may be. Change can lead to new and wonderful things.
Step out of your comfort zone, out of the fear and into your truth. Have a child like sense of wonder, explore without any intention. See where your heart wants to take you. Life is an experience a constant balance between successes and failure. When there is a setback, embrace it and take the opportunity to grow and carve a new pathway for yourself.
And lastly, when you feel that you are at the bottom and you don’t know which direction to take, you can only rise, and whatever happens in the end it will always be ok. You will always be ok.