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Crossing the Bridge

June 16, 2017

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In times of dissatisfaction with our lives, we might ask for inspiration or guidance from within or without as to a direction or a step we might take to change things for the better.

Yet, often we know what to do without even asking. We know the answer in our bones, but we lack the will or the desire to take the necessary steps. And we wonder why that is.

Maybe it’s because we prefer the sameness or the familiarity of our current situation as dissatisfied as we might be with it, because making change isn’t comfortable. Or maybe it’s because we lack the confidence to try something different. Or maybe it’s because we demand certainty as to the outcome. Or… Well, there are probably a myriad of other reasons as to why we don’t take action on our own behalf.

COURAGE IS THE MISSING ELEMENT

However, my sense of it is that courage may be the crucial missing element. And then there is the companion of courage — faith. Faith that things will work out. Faith that there is something bigger than us that protects us and guides us. Faith that there is an inner wisdom in each of us that ever shines a light forward. We just need to listen and trust.

I’LL CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN I COME TO IT

I’m reminded of the old saying, “I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.”

The bridge I refer to is the metaphorical bridge from here to there. From the life we’re living now to the one we want to live. From the place where we’re standing now to the place we wish to be standing in – that place where a goal, desire or dream is fulfilled.

When we come to the bridge, we rarely place a foot on it, because we lack the courage to trust ourselves. To trust our dreams. To trust our worthiness to live our dreams.

GO AHEAD — TAKE A DOSE OF BLIND FAITH

This is when a dose of blind faith might be in just what the doctor ordered, because sometimes we just need to take a punt, take a chance. Sometimes we just need to bet on ourselves. Sometimes we just need to put one foot in front of the other and move forward however slowly across the bridge that goes from here to there.

And we could look at it this way. Isn’t it better to have tried than to never have tried at all?

So, my question to you, to me and to all of us is this…

When you come to the Bridge of Opportunity, by happenstance or by design, will you have the courage to cross it?