The Cocoon Chronicles - Chapter 8

Faith is not jumping from A to B. Faith is jumping from A.
Anonymous, by way of Jeff Kober

Risk.

It’s scary...

and exhilarating..

and scary AF.

There’s this dance we all do....I’m guessing...that looks something like this:

I really want to try this thing I’ve never done before.

I’m not sure how it’s gonna turn out but it sounds fun.

It might be scary, but I think I can do it. I know other people who have done it, so...

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Pause

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(Rational voice in head)

Are you SURE about that???

It could be DANGEROUS!

You could get HURT!

It’s MUCH safer here where you are. Sure, maybe not as exciting, but who needs exciting anyway? Safety is MUCH better. Dreams are SO overrated.

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Pause

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But I really want to try something new.
This is super exciting and it could lead to other exciting things.

Who knows where this could go?

The possibilities are endless!

(excited hand clapping and jumping)

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Pause

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(Rational buzz kill voice)

WHY ON EARTH would you do that?

Are you NUTS??!!

You’re SUPPOSED to be looking for stability, balance, no-rocking-the-boat.

This is NOT AT ALL what you went to school for!

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE??

You’re supposed to stay put in this neat little box....following all “the rules”, just like the rest of us.

Hmpf!

Looks like “someone” is getting a little too big for her britches!

(side eye)

Well.....guess what we’re not GOOD enough for Miss Fancy Pants.

Guess SHE thinks she’s BETTER than all of us.

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This is just a sample of some of the tactics that our fears use to keep us exactly where we are.

Fear is just another version of our Ego mind. It’s doing what it’s designed to do, which is to keep us safe.

However, when we start to stretch past the boundaries of our comfort zone, what we’ve “always done”, take risks----the Ego feels threatened and resorts to any means necessary to keep things exactly the way they are.

It takes a lot of courage to stand your ground and persevere towards your dreams!

If you’re on the way, BRAVO!

If you’re thinking about starting the journey, BRAVO!

If you’ve gotten this far in this post, BRAVO!

It might just means something resonates and you might not even know it yet.

Keep going!

Baby step your way, if you have to.....just don’t give up!!