– Friedrich Nietzsche
The other day, I took a long ride out in the country on my bike, and I found myself next to a farmer’s field, beyond which there was the most beautiful deep, dark woods. I felt drawn to cross that field and explore those woods – they were calling to me – but I didn’t do it. I was afraid the farmer who owned the field I would have to cross would see me, and I would have to explain what I was doing on his property. I should have just done it; in fact, I’m going back to answer that call just to stretch my silly limits and walk my freakin’ talk. What’s the worst that can happen? Surely it’s not as bad as the best that could happen! Are you ignoring your inner guidance in the name of playing it safe? What are you afraid will happen if you loosen up, break the rules, experiment, explore, or just try something that sounds great without knowing how it will turn out? What rules are you blindly following that are limiting the scope of your experience? If you want to launch yourself into fresh spiritual growth, come with me and take a risk by doing something you want to do that is totally out of character for you.