We’re so afraid of the unknown because we’re wired to stay put. To stay with the tribe so we can remain safe and alive. But the kind of growth that shapes us into who we’re here to only happen inside the unknown—through the void and deep in the belly of what terrifies us most.
I love this quote by Mandy Steward because she sums it up 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. More importantly, we’re all capable of coming through those experiences stronger, wiser, more aligned, and more filled with love, purpose, and passion than ever before.
We are strong, powerful creatures who can create anything we set our minds to. We just have to get out of our own way and be willing to get uncomfortable. To be uncertain and sit inside the unknown. To lean and leap and learn to build trust during the free fall.
“It’s not brave to have the answers.”
Lean in and leap anyway.