Excitement. Anticipation. Feeling good and excited about the possibilities of this blog. This blog entry is entitled, Love's Courage Takes Flight because this is what came to me in meditation. Sometimes I meditate. It so so so quiets my very active mind. Today's imagery was especially lovely as it had hearts and rainbows and gardens and then this massive massive eagle that just took flight. That is when I knew I just needed to sit down and start. I was ready.
But being ready doesn't always happen on schedule. It does not happen because I write it down on a piece of paper. Believe me, I tried. Oh did I try. It does not happen through sheer will or wishing. I tried those as well. Something just shifts and you're ready.
My story is that of courage.
It's about taking chances and moving past my comfort zone, way way past my comfort zone. And then kinda sorta being okay with it. And then retreating and regrouping again until it's time to go forward. Usually, I just get the urge or the inkling or a burst of energy, not unlike today, and I just start. I just go for it.
Not unlike the imagery in recent meditations, the path was open. It just came through as open; go through now.
Over time I hope to share bits and pieces about courage, taking chances and moving beyond comfort levels, but gently so as not to rock the boat too much. You definitely want to make some ripples, though.
There are times when you start big, you just take a leap. And there are times when you start small. Just where you are at. You will know what's right for you. You will know when you are ready. You will know when it feels right. But always try to take that first step, even when your mind tries to override you.
Love is expansive. If you can get into that expansive space first, you might find it to be just a little bit easier.
In Love and Flight,
Song: This Shirt by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Vibe: Really really good.
Thanx: HD for checking on me. SS for her smiling disposition.
Special: Just starting. The vibe. The ease.