Do you want to feel safe or do you want to grow?
This is the perfect time of year, here in the northern hemisphere at least, to ask this question.
Winter is over. Right now, the sap is already rising in nature and within us. There is a freshness in the air and a stronger pulsing through the body. The time has come to rise up and radiate.
One of the big lessons in life is learning how to manage our anxiety about the unknown. Change is inevitable, yet so many of us are conditioned to be careful and cautious, to be guarded and hesitant. Our inner judge reinforces this, with messages of “Better to be safe than sorry” or “Better the devil you know” “The unknown is too risky” “If in doubt, don’t”
Recognizing that our default is fear and clinging to safety, can be enough to help us let go of our conditioning.
Growth never happens in the comfortable.
So don’t expect it to be.