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….
Walk right on through that door of transition! You already know what’s happening on “this side” and you’re not happy with it. Go on to the other side…God has your back (so do I) !
Why stand at the door of your life? Go to what’s good for you and your child! Thickness the real question is why would you have a question in the face of a better you?
You know…that is a very good question that I have asked myself and I have yet to come up with a viable answer. So my response is this: I am pursuing the better me with “reckless abandonment,” nothing changes if nothing changes.
The viable answer could be hindered because when we see a choice we think we need to consider the options presented by the choice. Kinda like should I or Maybe I shouldn’t and so on. However the choice of living life to it’s fullest plus offer your daughter the dream childhood the only is yes where do I sign……
I love your blog already, I know what’s it’s like to be afraid to walk through a door that you are blind to what’s on the other side, even though all the signs leading you up to the door are good. We have to let go of fear and grab hold to risk. Risk can be scary but we’re so used to treating it like an enemy that we’ve never had a chance to see it as a friend.
Thank you O’Liveya!! Yes, you are correct we must let go of fear, grab hold to risk and learn to quickly adapt to change in order to live a truly fulfilled life.
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”