“what if I fall? Oh but my darling what if you fly?”
It’s easy to be scared
Embracing the new, leaving the old…learning to find yourself and starting again, we’ve all been there (maybe right at this moment) and let’s face it, it sucks
It calls upon relying on a strength we may not remember, fully believe or possibly even know we possess…
It’s something we are all born with but sadly many lose somewhere along the way
It’s the very thing that bonds us with caregivers and binds us to life…
The simple yet elusive act of believing we are safe and that the future is too…
It’s a big word despite its minimal letters.
Those two little constenants surrounding “you” and book ended by two humble and well-worn “t’s” is what we need to believe the next step is coming…even though we’ve lost sight of the ladder
What are we so afraid of?
Afraid to fail. Afraid to fall. Afraid of not knowing. Afraid of making the wrong choice. Afraid to be in the void. Afraid of rejection and afraid of being afraid…
But haven’t we been there before?
Think about it…before we were old enough to be capable of questioning outcomes we believed in our “selves”. We trusted our journeys, followed our little hearts where they led us, enjoying the adventure of discovering what we liked, who we were and what made our hearts sing (or dance!)
We didn’t chastise or question ourselves if our favourite colour changed from green to yellow, our preference for playing soccer turned to football or we decided we simply preferred English to Math.
We trusted our instincts and our choices, trusted the path we were finding ourselves on and believing with childlike innocence that it would lead us to our future selves…one day
What if we still allowed ourselves this perspective on new beginnings?
Saw ourselves not as adults who question and worry, adults who are afraid to “start again” but instead as children who are still on our trusted journey, which is bound to change but which we still allow ourselves to be simply and happily on regardless!
What if we think of ourselves in this way?
…it actually isn’t easier to be afraid…it’s in fact much more natural and effortless to trust.
To continue on the path we’ve always been walking…allowing the wisdom of adulthood to help, not hinder, the journey.
But, what if I fall???
“Oh but my darling…
…what if you FLY!!”