Transforming the Inner Script
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Brene Brown, American author & research professor who has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.
Bravery is the result of stepping over vulnerability and not looking back. Bravery is looking for the courage from within rather than retreating to the comfort of familiarity. We have choices every day that can either keep us in the restrictions we’ve created or our choices can reveal what has been waiting for us. We decide what is next with every decision we make. Everyone has the choice to be satisfied & dismayed or curious & fulfilled.
The action of exploring what brings joy into your life is the antidote to mundane living, which is often brought on by repetitive & stale choices. Being inspired by new experiences, energized people, noble causes and innovative ideas can feel illuminating and scary at the same time. That first step of bravery begins with owning our story coupled with a deep desire to to belong to something bigger than ourselves. Transforming the inner script begins with asking self-defining questions then becoming still to hear the answers.
What idea has been begging to be expressed through you? How have you wanted to make a difference? What have you held yourself back from? What cause have you wanted to champion? What purpose has spoke to your heart that you have been afraid to explore? What do you need to let go of to make room for what’s next? Find your questions and then give yourself time to sit with them daily. Allow yourself to become inspired when small fragments of the bigger picture appear. Feel yourself becoming energized with what shows up in the form of creative ideas or intuitive hits. Become curious about what shows up. Lead with inner bravery and the answers will meet you along the way.
Photo Credit: JillMarie Wiles, Rad Power Bike Showroom Hallway, Seattle, WA, USA May 2019