The Courage to Live Consciously

During my morning reading and daily affirmation time this morning I ran across a quote that Helen Keller wrote- 

Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature,

nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run that outright exposure.

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spririts

in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.

The latter part of this quote I have used in my email signature line for several years now.  It inspired me to “keep it moving” during a very difficult time in my life; my separation and divorce. The fear of being alone and having to make it on my own and raise a child without a spouse was a very frightening; almost a crippling experience; however, I knew I had to go forward and do what I needed to do to create a new life and new beginning for me and my babygirl.  Well, we have made through to the other side of that experience, not without some bumps and bruises, financial difficulties and what have you, we still made it through. 

Now what? During that time I started several business ventures that were not  unsuccessful because they couldn’t be successful, I just stopped pressing on….settling in to the deceptive security of my 9 to 5 job.  Quinching that entreprenural spirit within me that screams to get out.  What happened to  that “courage in spite of fear” mentality that was there when I made the decision to leave a marriage that I felt was going nowhere?  How can I get it back?  My life is not in crisis right now. I’ve made it to the other side of a very difficult situation.  But I want more!!  One of the most progessive things that I have completed during this time was to earn my Bachelor’s degree. Two and a half years of blood sweat and tears and $47,000.00 in tuition cost – done!! However, where do I go from here? 

Here I stand again at the door of a great transitional period in my life. On the other side of this transition is new love, new life and freedom.  Do I remain in this comfort zone of deceptive security or do I “behave a like free spririt

in the presence of fate?” 

I will take the latter….