The Daring Moments That Will Change Your Life
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of BEING ALIVE, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”
– Joseph Campbell
The daring moments when we make a decision which changes everything. Where we know that right then and there, we are re-defining ourselves and shifting the course of our life.
These opportunities often fill us with pangs of inner conflict. One voice beckons us back in to the security of our comfort zone, yet another pulls us forward so powerfully that we simply can’t say no.
We can either keep on cruising on the same old track, or we can veer off path and forge our own trail. We can literally re-define our future and write a brand new script for our life.
These are the moments where one decision changes everything. These are our daring moments. Where we teeter on the edge of fear. Where life dares us to take the leap.
Say yes or say no.
Act on your heart or listen to fear.
Stay or walk away.
Step up or keep hiding.
An opportunity presents itself. We feel the pull. But we falter. We hesitate. We step back. We take time to think. We over-analyse. We worry.
When really all we need to do is just say yes.
It is in these moments that life calls at you:
“So sweetheart, what’s it going to be? Are you gonna keep playing that same game you always play, or are you going to do something differently? Are going to step up? Are you going to say yes? Well, here’s your chance. Show me what you got.”
The Daring Moments That Changed My Life
I have experienced many of these dramatic shifts over the past few years. My daring moments have been turning points, where I have made a decision that has changed the course of my entire life.
Africa broke me open on so many levels. I felt so overwhelmed by the plight and survival and POWER of the people it was almost paralysing. Unconditional love and resilience bursting from them…I got humbled and heartbroken fast.
My 1000km walk across the entire width of Spain exactly a year ago today was another. How could I have known then that with every step I took on my walk to Santiago, a huge change was unfolding in how I “did my life”. It broke me open to a deeper peace and freedom.
And more recently, my solo trip in Europe: 52 days, 7 countries, 23 cities, not to mention also running a very successful retreat with my fellow soul sister Pauline Leung in Spain, felt like various lifetimes packed in laughs, tears, discovery, evolution and experiencing the rawness of life through so many authentic connections.
Two feet into the all-is-possible, unknown and new.
Nothing Happens Until You Decide
All of these moments and many more have been transformative for me. One decision has quite simply changed the course of my life.
When you stand on the edge of these turning points, you do not need to know what is going to happen. You don’t need to know how it is going to unfold. All you need to do is say yes.
Nothing happens until you decide. The money you need will not show. The opportunities will not present themselves. Not a single shift will occur. You have to decide first.
“…the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Change Happens The Minute You Say Yes To Your Heart
There is a common theme that has run through each of these turning points.
In each of these moments I made the decision to follow my heart. I chose to act on what I loved, rather than being ruled by the voice of fear. I chose to believe in a new possibility, rather than my own programming.
In each of these situations I have been so wracked with fear that I could barely breathe.
But below the fear was another energy.
It was a calm, encouraging, powerful energy.
It was the energy of my heart telling me that the step I was about to take was the most perfect, aligned and right thing I could possibly do.
In each of these moments, I felt that the love I had for what I wanted, and the desire I had to express my truth, was more powerful than my fear. It literally pulled me beyond it.
The voice of love was calling at me. Calling me to expand, to grow and to become more. It tugged at me. And when I listened to it, and trusted it whole-heartedly, it propelled me beyond my fear.
In each of those moments I could have chosen to believe in fear. To buy in to the limitation. To let it stop me. But I made a different choice. I chose love. I chose to do what I loved. I chose to say yes to my heart.
Was it easy? No. Was I petrified? Yes. But did I feel the most ALIVE that I have ever felt in my entire life? Abso-freaking-lutely. It was magic.
And this will be your daring moment, my darling.
The moment where you decide to say yes to your heart, to follow what you love and do something differently.
The moment where you choose to stop hesitating, avoiding and procrastinating and you show up fully for what you want.
The moment you act in the face of fear.
The moment you say yes, to you.
What has been the most powerful and life-altering daring moment you have experienced? Hit the comments below and let me know.