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Authentic BiG-ness


"To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake 
is to be continually thrown out of the nest."

—  Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times


FEAR - false evidence appearing real; the irony is that this is easy to understand and scoff at, but in the subconscious level this permeates deep into our psyche of "what-ifs". What if I take a big step and nothing happens ? What if I make the call and get rejected ? What if I try to do a handstand and fall down ?

What ifs - never end and guess what, so much of it is in our heads holding us back from stepping up and being big. It doesn't mean that we are not conscious of the loud noises from our ego, but that we constantly come back to ourselves, to our hearts and discern whether our thoughts are borne out of false evidence protecting ourselves, self-serving ego appearing big, or pure intention. It is a delicate balance and even if you get thrown out of the nest, what's the worse that can happen ? *winks
 
This month, honour yourself - celebrate your "authentic bigness". Give yourself a pat on the back just for trying and when you fall, do yourself a favor - laugh, deliriously.

 


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