This time next week I'll be on board QF2. Sydney bound. It's been ten weeks and it's time to come home.
A couple of days ago I noticed sensitivity in my teeth. Clenching my jaw in my sleep - sensitive teeth in the morning. A familiar early warning sign of some underlying anxiety.
I know it's time to step up. No more delaying or researching or planning. Time for actions that clearly make me feel nervous, vulnerable.
Contacting people I have not been in touch with for a long while. Being creative, raising awareness of manifestmylife and the relevance of Vedic meditation in a wider context. Sticking my neck out with things I know and believe in.
As I break new ground, again, I am motivated by the simple analogy. "When you're green, you grow. When you're ripe, you rot".
This analogy from nature reminds me not to be afraid to be green. To put myself out there and do new things. To experiment and take some risks. As in nature, the green shoots are vulnerable at first. Some thrive, some do not. Yet without an element of "green" there is no growth.
How seductive it can be to remain within our comfort zones. Sticking with what we know. Within our areas of expertise. The tried and true, lowering the risk, playing safe.
There be dragons! Not the apparent safety or comfort but the trap of the ever repeating known. Numbing and dulling our appetite for anything new.
Living with too much of the ever repeating known sets up vicious cycles. As we remain doing, being, the same, so our confidence to expand and experience the unknown shrinks. For nothing stays the same. When you're ripe, you rot.
As you consider this analogy and how it resonates in your life, remember this. No living thing is green all over or green all the time! There are cycles and the greenest shoot is always attached to a mature stem or root.
In what aspects of your life could you cultivate "green". For when you're green, you grow.
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