Picture Credits – Jeannie Selda
“A deep love of the unknown will transcend
your need for courage.”
– Jennifer Hough
Ever wish you didn’t think so much?
I had a very heady conversation with a dear friend recently, and it was all about being afraid to take action on an inspiration. They spent lots of time trying to figure out “WHY” their dreams were calling to them, so their mind could be at peace before they took action.
Oh, my goodness, did I ever have compassion! I used to analyze everything. I thought it would keep me safe. With everything going on in the world right now, every once in a while that habit creeps back in. But it does not keep me safe; it just keeps me in my head, and history is the only thing in my head. I desire to be surprised and delighted by answers not yet imagined.
If you and I are looking for solutions (either in our lives or in the world), they do not lie in our heads. It is the “field” of greater wisdom, the imaginal cells of Creation, where the answers lie.
“I am willing to go anywhere that presents,
in order to be surprised and delighted!”
I’ve become more interested in being surprised and delighted than in knowing why. Asking ourselves “Why” just gives us a really great explanation for how come we are stuck. (And, it’s a great way to avoid getting on with it!)
Know what I mean?
The nervous system can get overloaded with analysis, and cause us to get tired.
We analyze because we are either wanting the illusion of control or safety. However, control and safety, ironically, can only happen if we follow the breadcrumbs of adventure that come from life.
Loving the life that presents in front of us
puts us in alignment with the love of Creation,
and in that flow, we are more than safe… we are alive!
In survival mode, we need to stay safe. Hence, an effect on the nervous system when we start worrying about the “I don’t know what I’m doing” piece.
In thriving mode (knowing that the entire Universe is happening “for” us), we are completely curious on the adventure, which uses a whole different part of the brain.
Hence, the nervous system is not involved because it’s about leaning into something inevitably expansive.
Are ya picking up what I’m putting down? I mean “my way” of figuring out why never worked. Shifting into a more expansive way was a life changer for me.
How do you relate differently to the unknown? Has it changed since going through the past two years?
Can’t wait to hear!