on leaping into the unknown

the most
heart-opening

mind-blowing
body-shaking
earth-quaking
moments
in life
come
completely

unexpected

opportunities disguised as disaster

devastation giving way
to untold revelation

maybe it only happens a few times, if you keep your

eyes
ears
heart
mind
spirit
arms

open

when such moments arrive, you must be ready & willing to cultivate a sense of radical trust so courageous that you are compelled to

leap

into the void

empty-handed

& take a risk

on a new person, a different path, a wild idea

somehow, somewhere, something inside urges you to trust that the timing of such moments is perfect

you feel it

you know, deep it in your bones, when you care enough to listen

these moments are the ones that blind-side you,
rip through your world,
revolutionize your perspective,
& ravage your ideas about how things are “supposed” to be

they make you
make way
for the wings
you didn’t know
you had

right there beneath the surface, all along

& it’s a beautiful thing, growing those wings

out of the chaos of this quick & mysterious change

something beautiful & extraordinary is born

once you allow the dust to settle, you find these moments come to you in order to breathe new life into the core of your being

while feeling more like yourself than ever before, you experience a rebirth!

you can’t help but be thankful for everything that led up to such moments, because they force you to open your eyes and see that your life is truly worth living

& that you
are the only person
actively
creating it

your soul is left stirred & awakened, and you are once again reminded that you are, indeed, meant to pursue whatever it is that makes you come alive!

this is only the beginning

once you’ve had a taste of what your life could be, what it ought to be, there is no going back

there is no closing pandora’s box

there is no returning once you’ve gone down the rabbit hole

there is the sweetness of your inner wise voice, reminding you the decision you made was right

it was the only way to know

it was the only way to grow

it was the only way to evolve

it was the only way

open the unknown boxes within & outside your self

crawl, run, skip, hop, dance into unfamiliar space

confront, head-on, all the possibilities awaiting you;

for if you never step outside your comfort zone, you’ll always be where you’ve been

in any given moment, you are so delightfully unaware of all the extraordinary things that could be unlocked by a chance encounter or occurrence,

or an awakening to what you must discover, or what you already know

why not be ecstatic about living for, waiting for, and even bringing about such moments?

why not leap at them when they do arrive?

leap

leap!

recognize

there is no more time for dancing along the edge of what you desire

step out

over the edge

of the cliff

& when you do, trust that you’re ready to fly

you’ll be forced to see how strong your wings are,

& how they’ll carry you further than you’d ever imagined

just

leap

onward & upward…

(featured image by james rickwood)

One thought on “on leaping into the unknown

  1. Taking a leap! I love it! It reminds me of a dream I once had. I have to remind myself to have more of them, and this helped me to develop the mental clarity needed for that image of Flight, again. Thanks 🙂

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