“How can you know what you’re capable of, if you don’t embrace the unknown?” Esmeralda Santiago
We live in a world that requires certainty. We need to know everything before it happens, we like to believe we know the path ahead.
If we are to transform from our old life into another, then a part of us needs to die. Letting go is never easy. Life insists we keep moving forward, and until we understand this, we will feel trapped under our resistance to change.
Motivational speaker Les Brown tell us,“There will be times in our life when we stand at a precipice of a decision.” He gives us an example of this choice.
A man who is at the crossroads of his life, is given two choices. The first choice is to go through a door that says ‘unknown’ and the second choice, is to stand in front of a firing squad. The man hesitates and asks, “What is behind the door?”
The leader replies, “You will not know, until you walk through it.”
Feeling overwhelmed by fear and the uncertainty of the unknown, the man chooses to go in front of the firing squad; simply because he knew what the outcome would be.
The next day, an onlooker walked over and asked the leader, “What is behind the door?”
The leader replied, “Freedom.”
Transformation takes courage. When we step through the unknown door of life, we let go of what we have always known, and it is there, we will find our truth and our freedom.
When is a good time to do this? We won’t know until we try……