Up and Over the Rise
"Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose; the level to which we protect ourselves from being vulnerable is a measure of our fear and disconnection" - Brené Brown
These past weeks have been a culmination of all that is new, terrifying, exciting, and adventurous. Learning to look not only at what is ahead but what has been accomplished behind, is important as we pursue onwards towards the undefined idea of life.
And life is undefined. There is no definition, rule book, or step-by-step guide that we follow for this journey. It is an adventure in and of itself; an adventure many neglect to partake in, instead opting to live with sleepy and worn eyes.
We must embrace all that we do not know, all that we can never understand. For in that we release ourselves from the boundaries of limitation.
My hope is to water the seeds planted within my spirit, the seeds of faith, knowledge, love, and adventure; to cultivate them and watch them flourish in the new chapter of my life, deepening their roots and flourishing their branches.
But perhaps the hardest and most difficult thing is to cut and trim those branches back, learning from mistakes and stumbles. But such is life, a continual opportunity to see, learn, and grow within the depths of our beings.
I look forward to what exists up and over the rise, but I will not forget all that occurred behind, those things that have propelled me to today, just sitting in a coffee shop, slowly sipping a latte as I try and collect the thoughts in the chasm of my mind.
I pray we all seek the light.