We’re so afraid of the unknown, because we’re wired to stay put, to stay with the tribe, to stay safe and alive.
But the kind of growth that shapes us into who we’re here to be only happens inside the unknown. Through the void. Deep in the belly of what most terrifies us.
I love this quote by Mandy Steward, because she sums it up so perfectly: “Watch the ones whose only option left is to lean into the questions. The ones who are uninhibited by the unknown because they’ve jumped into that gaping hole and found themselves, by grace, unswallowable. Watch the ones who willingly stand with Feist and say, ‘I feel it all’ even when it scares the shit out of them. It’s not brave to have answers.”
We’re all unswallowable, we just don’t always know it at the time. We’re all brave enough to find the courage to move forward without the answers. We’re all capable of leaning into the questions and leaping into the unknown… and, more importantly, we’re all capable of coming through those experiences stronger, wiser, more aligned, and more filled with love and purpose and passion than ever before.
We are strong, powerful creatures.
We just have to be willing to get uncomfortable.
To be uncertain inside the unknown.
To lean and leap and learn to build trust in the free fall.
“It’s not brave to have the answers.”
Lean and leap anyway.