Your Own Rhythm

 

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu

 

When was the last time you tried something new?

Really?

Totally out of your comfort zone new.

Why do we always shun activities that ‘aren’t my thing’?

What are we scared of?

It often takes something to knock us a little to find that courage.

Illness. Grief. Fear.

We close ourselves to possibilities that dwell inside us.

We believe there is always time to do it later. When we retire, have enough money…

There is always a tomorrow.

Wayne Dyer puts it this way:

“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”

We sit in fear of what others think. Wait for them to catch up and share it all with us.

Why can’t we be brave and do it anyway?

I did.

Over the last couple of years, I stopped worrying about what others thought about me. I can’t tell you the exact moment I decided to make a change, but my life since has got better and better.

I’ve become stronger, bolder and as a writer friend puts it ‘more badass’.

I tell you this not because I feel better but EVERYTHING is better since I have embraced new stuff.

I know me more and what I want to do, be and achieve.

The comments I receive from people who used to know me are fantastic but it isn’t that.

It’s a deep knowing.

I have opened myself up to who I can be rather than what I thought I was and because of that I have become more than I could ever have imagined.

I recently passed a woman of about 65 trudging steadily along the street. Shorts on, loud vest top and even louder music on her headphones.

Now she was clearly not a runner,  but she was out doing something  she wanted and bugger everyone else. She looked amazing.

The old me may have ridiculed her slightly for looking a bit odd but on this occasion I beamed, cheered and applauded  her courage, her openness, her chutzpah

So do it.

Before it’s too late.

Dance. Sing. Pull on some clothes that make you feel fabulous and say “YES!”

Be bold. Be brave. Be you.

Yours authentically

Emma

 

You can read more of me on Medium

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