Yes! This quote churns something within me. The recognition of a spark residing deep within my soul. A spark that has fought like hell to stay alive amidst the many attempts by conformity, sameness and normalcy to stifle it. A spark that wants to ignite into a flame and shine a light so bright that I, or anyone else, can no longer ignore it.
And ignore it I have - for much of my life - to the point that I now balance on the precipice between the light of my soul, and the pressure of what is. For my soul to thrive, I must give in to change. I must COMMIT to change.
As someone who has always thrived in change, it pains me to say that I have sunken into the resistance trap that pending change can bring about. Uncertainty and fear rule my inner dialogue, which obscures my ability to see potential. That potential is my light. I know it's there. I can feel it pulsing within me. But instead of allowing myself to really explore that rhythm and the music it can create, I turn down the volume because the fear of change makes it too painful to hear.
This is where the lion enters the picture. The lion within me must come out of the fast to feast on the fear so my inner melody can sing and my light can shine. It takes courage to step out of the masses. Unplugging from the collective grid and getting comfortable with our brighter, but more isolated light, takes a great leap of faith. And it's risky to stand alone where you're no longer protected by the obscurity of similarity.
How is it done? How does one conjure up the strength to step away from the known into the unknown? Determination and belief. Determination that this is a choice you must make if you want to live life according to your heart, and belief that by making this change you will thrive.
Not everyone is up for making such a step. And that's okay. For some, their light shines brightest when surrounded by others. But if you're like me and feel the tug of discontent, or hunger for the compelling voice of your inner siren, it's time to rouse your inner lion and allow it to roar. Get determined to make a change and you’ll discover the courage to do it. And allow yourself to believe, with all of your heart, that your inner light will guide you to where you want to go.
Questions: Where do you snuggle into the security of conformity, and where does your inner voice compel you towards individuality? What are you ignoring in favor of the safety and security of what is? What will it take to allow yourself a vision of a different reality?
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