Monday, June 6, 2011

Post Seven - Dare to be Bold

Prompt: Dare to be bold by Matt Cheuvront

Our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. We are parlour soldiers. We shun the rugged battle of fate, where strength is born. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Next to Resistance, rational thought is the artist or entrepreneurs worst enemy. Bad things happen when we employ rational thought, because rational thought comes from the ego. Instead, we want to work from the Self, that is, from instinct and intuition, from the unconscious.

A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. Its only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.”
- Steven Pressfield, Do the Work

The idea of “being realistic” holds all of us back. From starting a business or quitting a job to dating someone who may not be our type or moving to a new place – getting “real” often means putting your dreams on hold.

Today, let’s take a step away from rational thought and dare to be bold. What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to accomplish but have been afraid to pursue? Write it down. Also write down the obstacles in your way of reaching your goal. Finally, write down a tangible plan to overcome each obstacle.

The only thing left is to, you know, actually go make it happen. What are you waiting for?

I would love to pick up a small bag and walk out the door and just keep walking. I've always wanted to do it. I can't remember not feeling the urge to just keep walking and never look back. To throw myself into the universe's hands and see where it would take me. 

I'm not going do it at the moment.

There isn't really anything else I'm afraid of doing. I guess, anything with commitment brings up fear. This year starts a new phase in my life. I'll be turning 40. My son will start at junior high school (committing us to living here for a minimum of four years, ideally), and we have a five year payment plan for our new car.  I've never lived in the same house for longer than 4 years. It's already been two here.  I've never survived a 5 year relationship. This is the fifth year of my relationship with Albert. I'm horrified of all of the tentacles reaching into life making things seem more permanent than they really are, just because the story is longer.

My tendency is to want to break them. I do feel like a destroyer some times. 

But if you asked me what my goal is, that doesn't have fear wrapped around it, it's to open a 24 hour yoga studio here in Granollers. I would love to have a space where people could come in and practice or have 'quiet space' at any time of the day.  Even the churches are locked here in the middle of the day. Where can we go, to rest a moment in peace with an embrace of acceptance?  I'm not afraid of this dream, but it will take more money than I have and a lot of planning. Like a lot of people, I'm an ideas person and to make this work, we'd need a 'do' person. 

1 comment:

Interruption said...

This is a great post and I have looked around on your blog...I have been studying mindfulness and trying to learn about chakras, etc. I subscribed to feed burner so I can get your new posts. I think there is much I can learn from you! Thank you!
Peace, Nico