PALM BEACH, Fl., January 5, 2012 — Take action. Be courageous. Live in the moment. Release all fears of the unknown.
“To accept the challenge of the unknown is courage – in spite of all fears. The fears are there; but if you go on accepting the challenge again and again… slowly, slowly those fears disappear. Because the experience of the joy that the unknown brings – the great ecstasy that starts happening with the unknown makes you strong enough; gives you a certain integrity; makes your intelligence sharp. For the first time, you start feeling that life is not just a boredom, but an adventure. Then slowly, slowly fears disappears. then you are always searching and seeking for some adventures. Courage is risking the known for the unknown; the familiar for the unfamiliar, for some unknown destination. One knows not whether he will be able to make it. It is gambling. But only the gamblers know what life is.” — OSHO, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangeriously; Osho International Foundation, 1999.
Osho speaks to all of us. We all have fears. We all have doubts about embracing the unknown. With a sense of courage, however, we are able to live in the space of now with confidence. With this uplifting strength, there is no sense of ‘cannot’ or ‘I don’t think I can’, because the entire focus is placed on ‘I’m just going to do it’ and not project into the future or look back into the past. Your energy is focused on staying with what is present and not on any ‘what if’ story that your mind can perceive to be a possible scenario. There are no doubts, no fears, no hesitations… only the courage of ‘I’m just going to do it’!
The mind is constantly in battle with itself. Did you LOL… I did. It’s ironic that the mind literally makes up stories (based on previous experience, societal pressures, family idealizations, self-promises, etc.) that are not real. Right now, you have your list of goals and aspirations of things to accomplish within the next six months to five years either in your head or written down. I ask that you ask yourself what you have already ‘checked off’ your list in the last few weeks. If you’re scratching your head, please remain sitting, put down your glass of kombucha, and take three deep breaths, after closing your eyes. (Inhale, exhale slowly and deeply.)
The key to unlocking your secret pathway toward success is embracing your self. There’s no one you need to study; nothing you need to change; not even anything need to buy (except my new book coming out asap)! Look at your list of goals or promises made to yourself and envision them already manifested. None of this can happen until you unlock/unblock your way of thinking. Until we are able to integrate the I AM with the I DO, we will suffer. Our capacity for change can only happen until we are able to embrace the power of now with a healthy understanding of our ability to just be.
Allowing and accepting our true self to take center stage will give us courage to do what we intend to do, create what we believe in, and embrace the unknown with an open heart.
Take a moment to breathe deeply into your center and know: I don’t need to know. Take action by letting go of the fear of the unknown and embracing the “I don’t know” within. Trust that your inner guide will get you to exactly where you need to be. You’ve already made it here alright; haven’t you?
Robyn Linn is an internationally published writer, certified yoga instructor, healthy eating educator, spiritual advisor, and singer. She has created a Mindful Body program to provide the skills for college-aged students, children, and adults to attain optimal well-being. Her intention: to inspire others to live with compassion and live to their fullest potential and with a purpose. Find her at www.robynlinn.com.
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