Risk is the only way to reap reward! Risk isn’t gambling, its just accepting and seeking passionate challenges and being OK with the unfamiliar. Its certainly not easy all the time, but it is so worth it!
I don’t know about you, but after a major roller-coaster ride of life my impulse was to play things very safe, cautious and insulated. At first, it seems easier to stay home every night, keep things local and not venture outside of the neighborhood. Creative projects could be important, but not too boat-rocking or life-shocking. After all, to invest and get really connected, to be in over my head emotionally, well, that could be a recipe for another doomsday disaster. That’s how my mind reasoned against my soul. Even though I wanted to deeply love life, people and things… and go big with my own artistry… it was too much to bear. Staying closed, a bit cynical and overly afraid became a very bad habit. Have you ever experienced this?
I am so fortunate that habits can be broken! I think it was a stroke of luck that circumstances and people have presented me with compelling reasons to get the hell out of my own way. All of you made it impossible to not stretch further, and so many great opportunities helped me to see that if I threw caution to the wind and let myself feel that feeling of jumping off a cliff on a regular basis, that the real magic could happen.
Here’s some feng shui (shot staring into the sun, hence it’s squinty!) geared toward opening up more to life.