Courage, it’s not something to fear.
Within each of us is a seed of courage, either sprouting and thriving or waiting for the right time and attention to burst forth.
It is this courage that can propel us to create the life we feel meant to live.
If you are already living your dream life, then read no further. But if you are not, I have 3 small acts you can take now to get in touch with that courage to create the life you feel meant to live.
- Stop saying no to your dreams.
Embrace the art of the possible: whatever you are craving can exist. If you don’t even acknowledge the possibility, how can it manifest?
Not so long ago I had to give myself permission to dream of a different life. I didn’t even realize I had denied myself. But I had stepped into the expected version of a “successful life” and was not allowing myself to see the possibilities of living a more carefree, simple existence doing and being who I had wanted to be when I was a high school dreamer.
Military career, deployments, corporate life and family creation and dissolution left me without an identity I felt was truly me – I had lost me at some point on this winding path and was ready to rescue me – but wasn’t sure where to start.
Embracing this possibility of an alternate reality, I was able to see new opportunities in my life which led me back into the metaphysical realm, a healthier eating habit, going into business for myself and being the parent I really want to be to my son.
To make this work for you, take the time to acknowledge the idea or dream you have been pushing away through journaling, meditation or discussion with a trusted source.
- Take one action NOW.
As you open up to the possibility – details will spring forth: the type of home, the hobbies, the people, the experiences. These are not “someday” things.
Pick one and bring it into the now. I often share the story of my white sheets. In my ideal life, I wanted to have crisp, clean white sheets and bedding. This was an easy to achieve detail in the now. I bought them and put them on my bed and woke up to a possibility I had obstinately denied myself for too long.
But this small act of courage allowed me to take another action and I shifted eating habits, leading me to the next action and the action after that. And within a relatively short amount of time, I found myself sitting in a coffee shop marveling at the fact of my living in the reality I hadn’t thought possible.
What is your “white sheets”?
As adults, we don’t create enough – or we don’t acknowledge what we do is creative. Creating a clay piece, a glass bead, a doodle, a hemp necklace or a new dish in the kitchen are ways to inspire you to try new things.
Why Create? To take you outside of your comfort zone.
When you are outside of your comfort zone, your natural intuitive resourcefulness kicks in and courage plays a big role in that resourcefulness. You also see things anew, or for the first time, inherently opening up fresh avenues to possibilities.
Create whatever you want, even a simply coloring book can be regenerative. It can move you into the part of the brain you don’t use quite as much – or at least acknowledge the use of – and invite fresh energy to play.
These three small acts of courage open you up to creating the life you feel meant to live, but aren’t sure how to build the bridge from where you are to that life. These three acts can open up a whole new set of building tools, paths you may have missed before and experiences to capitalize on.
I’d love to hear your experiences with these! Comment below or send me an email at Jennifer@nolimitslife.guru
Live Dangerously, Be You
Jennifer Murphy embraces the art of living dangerously through her work as a coach, artist, writer, mother and more, always more. Her core philosophy is there really is no limit to the possibilities in your life, be true to you and create your personal path. You can connect with her at www.nolimitslife.guru