Opening the door, they stepped across the threshold of the great unknown. Little did they know that in doing so, they were letting go of their sense of control.
Everything was new and unpredictable, and there was nothing with which to hold on to, except the sense that everything they knew was a thing of the past.
It was as if they had entered a whole new world. A world with no structure, no familiarity, no patterns. A world of chaos.
Welcome to the scary world of things that go bump in the night; otherwise known as the world of uncertainty.
This is a very real fear for many of us, because when we embark on a change, whether planned or imposed, much of what was familiar becomes new, and it feels as though we have stepped into a huge steel fully encased slide spiraling down into complete darkness.
It is easy to believe that what’s at the other end of this darkness is scary, because we don’t have the benefit of control to maintain a comfortable pace and clarity of outcome.
We have to trust in ourselves, and whatever faith system we prescribe to, if any, if we want to stay centered.
And trust is a very challenging thing to find when we feel left in the dark, where every sensation, every event, every sound can conjure up our worst fears.
May the force be with you.
But instead of allowing ourselves to think of the worst possible outcome, what if we chose to shift our perspective?
What if instead of entertaining the potential for our darkest fears, we choose to think of it as using the force?
By listening to ourselves - both our heads and our hearts - we can be guided to the best possible outcome for us.
By letting go of our need for control, we let the force lead us and protect us.
And by letting go we get to experience the freedom of flight. Of going where we’ve never gone before, and loving most if not every minute, rather than cowering under the covers, of our journey.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post where we tap into What Lies Beneath.
About the Author
Megan Rounds, Ed.D. is owner and principle perculator of perculcha, llc.
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