Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Next Step

Below extract from "A Deep Breath of Life" by Alan Cohen:

I have a formula for knowing if a next step is the right one for you. If you feel both excited and scared, that is it. If you're just excited and not afraid, there is no challenge, no stretching, no initiation; you are still in your safe zone, and growth is unavailable. If you're just afraid, there is no positive motivation. Why walk through a fear unless there is something you are walking toward? But if you are simultaneously turned on and frightened, do it and watch your growth skyrocket.

5 comments:

Shubhajit said...

Dearest Sister,

I feel fear only comes when we depend on something. When we depend on something,we are attached and very few people can detach while attach. However, there is a difference between fear and compassion. Compassion is one aspect of love and it is without dependence.

Thanks for sharing some good thoughts.

Lots of love

LoLa said...

Thank you...I really needed to think about that.

Your photo reminds me of one of mine from Costa Rico. CostaRica Photo

Melanie said...

Wow. Great quote, thank you. This is exactly how I am feeling these days about my upcoming adventures.

kikipotamus said...

Well okay then! That is right where I am. So excited and so nervous.

SIVAKUMARY RAMANATHUPILLAI said...

Insightful pronouncement shared with care. God Bless You.

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