“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
The moment before you begin a seemingly overwhelming obstacle, take on a considerable challenge, or face a formidable foe is the scariest moment indeed. The one where all the “can’t”s, “shouldn’t”s and “what ifs” live.
The moment before the plunge is also the one pregnant with all your divine potential. All of the “possibly”s and “maybe”s that transform surviving into thriving! The energy of that moment is captured in the young girl’s face just before she dives into the deep end. A delightful mix of eager anticipation and nervous excitement. Those who embrace that moment know this intuitively:
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield
When you begin courageously down the road toward the scary unknown believing that abundance and your heart’s truest desire awaits, the people, information, protection, strength and resources you need to succeed suddenly start to show up. I can’t explain fully this powerful law of attraction or spiritual manifestation, but I know from my own life experience its power is an undeniable truth.
Perhaps you, like me, are moving toward a glimmer of light at the end of a proverbial tunnel, standing at a crossroads of Safe and Soul, or standing on the edge of a diving board like the little girl in the picture. If so, remember this is the moment before the plunge. Pause, take a deep breath (or three!) and know there are no failures, only feedback. All you need to succeed you already have. Because as Clarissa Pinkola Estes says in Women Who Run with Wolves
“all that you are seeking is also seeking you.”
So in honor of all that you are seeking may you find the courage on your journey to push past fear … and take the plunge!
I invite you to share your comments and stories of facing fears and overcoming obstacles. Let’s encourage each other to take the next step and a divine leap of faith!
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