“Instead of being afraid to start a new chapter in your life, be as excited as you are when reading a really good book and you want to know what happens next.”
How many of you spent some precious Easter hours engrossed in a good book, which you really didn’t want to put down? It can be very easy to be enthralled by a story that someone else has written and hide behind the fun and glamour of the characters we are reading about, rather than facing up to the reality of our own lives. You may be very happy with every aspect of your life and just as positive about the outcome of the chapters you are actively writing as a good book. What about the rest of you who know that there are things you would like to be changing. Not because you are broken or need to be fixed, but just because there are things that are on your ‘bucket list.’ What is it for you that you have been putting off, that you are afraid to start?
Maybe there are things that didn’t work out for you in the past and you afraid of creating a pattern of repetition. What if I try and fail? What if I have a go and scare myself with the success. Marianne Williamson is quoted as saying, “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.” The tall poppy syndrome is alive and well in New Zealand. What if we upset other people if we shine more than they do? We are told the emotion of fear and excitement releases the same hormones so the difference is in our minds. Check in with yourself, to find out what the fear is all about and turn the page to the new chapter that you have written for yourself with conscious intention.
Enjoy the excitement of following your dreams!