When it comes to life and LIVING, we need to make decisions that make us sweat a little, that make us commit more, and that make us take a step outside of our comfort zone.
For so long I thought everything was about growing where you are but this didn't get me anywhere I wanted to be, in fact it got me a whole lot of nothing and a whole lot of nowhere.
I never grew until I sweat a little.
Until I jumped.
Until I committed to myself.
Until I felt a bit of a 'risk'
Until my heart beat sped up.
It's like finally telling someone you can't be there friend or have them in your life because they are too toxic for you.
It's like the first dollar you make at a lemonade stand and the moment you have to spend it on something and can't decide which one you like best.
It's like going into the doctor's office not knowing what to expect.
Or the feeling you get from the x-rays processing and the silence in the confines of the white walls.
It's the moment you have to choose between flights, cars, or any other travel.
Or when you can only bring one friend, one person, or you only have one choice.
It's like that day you have to take a test which could make or break you.
Or the times when you don't know if you should go or not go.
Or when you try a new workout in the gym.
Or you say yes to a first date.
It's the moments in life that make us hesitate that are the most powerful of them all.
A lot of times, hesitation is seen as a negative thing.
But the truth is, it is a reminder that your soul is speaking to you. Your soul knows what you need. And you soul is giving you an opportunity every day to take what you need and create a powerful decision from it.
When we hesitate we are in the split second between doing what is right and doing what is not as right.
When we hesitate we are living within the energy of 'maybes'
Which is pretty damn beautiful.
When we sweat, and our heart beats faster, and life throws an opportunity our way, it is a moment for us to grow.
In that moment we are faced with a decision that will lead to change.
Few, follow their gut, sadly.
But those who do, find out shortly after that they had it within them all along.
There is a moment of S T I L L N E S S
Like the world stopped.
Like the universe is holding you.
Like the next breath you take will create MOTION again.
And then, you are free.
Not because you hesitated.
But because of the moment which comes after the sweaty hands, the fast beating heart, and the weakness in your body.
The moments you decide to trust your soul and know that everything is exactly as it should be.
If we do not challenge ourselves, we do not change ourselves.
If we do not do what makes us uncomfortable, we will never create more comfort.
Life is like lifting weights.
When we do resistance training, our muscles are breaking down and hormones are rushing through our body and our heart is pumping blood to keep us safe, alive, and breathing. (sound familiar?)
Then, we come back stronger. Our muscle comes back with the ability to withstand more resistance. Our bones can support more resistance. And our minds know this and the process begins again.
We must lift the weight to become stronger; life works the same way.
in life, we will face resistance. We will face challenges. We will face discomfort. And we will face stress. But until we GO THROUGH the resistance, we cannot become stronger.
So today, I challenge you to go through the resistance in your life. I challenge you to push yourself past your perceived breaking point. I challenge you to make that investment you have been considering. I challenge you to jump.
But most of all, I challenge you to free yourself by pursuing your soul's loving, calming, and serving energy. For your soul always knows what is best for you.
What do you need to go through, face, or act on to sweat a little? What do you know you need that is going to make you grow? What do you know you need to do but have been resisting and just need to JUMP on?
Celeste Rains-Turk: Celestial_fit