Today's Leap of Faith

“The way you overcome…is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.” – Lady Bird Johnson

Imagine standing on the edge of a cliff, peering down into the dark frightening abyss only to shudder at the possibility of falling in and disappearing? How many of us would have the courage to step off that cliff and glide over the steepening canyon below, knowing we are fearless and safe, our bodies securely hooked into a harness attached to a glider that sails effortlessly into the sky, shadowing the land below like a giant eagle.

The desire to dare, the courage to forge forward despite an apparent fear is what makes us grow and become. To take that chance, to do it in spite of a strong urging to stay the course, is what causes us to finally fit into our own skin, knowing that once we step off into space we will be fulfilling a childhood fantasy, a long-held dream, or a wished-for delight that has been kept from us by our own false sense of frailty.

Becoming so engrossed in our desire that we see nothing else but the gleaming light of its own fulfillment creates a space within us where we can act as if we were born to do it. This space is a place where courage turns into action and action into an impetus more powerful than ever imagined. For within us is the strength and power to do whatever we so desire.

Now is the time to be brave and overcome.

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