Courage, Dear Heart
Posted on August 3, 2020
A long time ago, I read a line by T.S. Eliot that sparked something deep within. He said, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” I immediately knew that whatever I had imagined didn’t even come close to how incredible things could be.
For well over a year now, I’ve had this lingering pull within my intuition that I had to take a journey that would lead me on such a path. I’ve delayed and delayed again, but no matter how long I put it off it always came back to me relentlessly demanding my attention and commitment.
I think in many ways that’s how you know your intuition is speaking. You can deny The Call as much as you’d like – pretend that the phone isn’t ringing – but no matter how much you pretend you always know it’s there. You always have known what you had to do.
I was just finding the courage to do it. The chapter of my life in front of me brings together so many different lessons it’s hard to explain. In the end, the only way I’m going to be able to help you begin to understand what I’m talking about is to show you. Then, when it’s done, I’ll be able to tell you what happened in full.
What would you do to feel truly alive inside?
What would you do to live in a way that you’ve never had the chance to experience yet, but you know is there?
What would you sacrifice to finally make it yours?
These questions have been echoing within me for a long time and with some patience I’ve come to my answer. I will let go of everything required in order to fulfill the calling.
Eliot’s quote was right on the mark in so many ways. No one truly knows how far they can go until they go. And while I’ve gone out into the unknown forest time and time again, I’ve never gone as far as I’m being asked to go.
I’ll leave you with this. Somewhere along my path someone told me, “You must because you can.” While it might be a very simple piece of advice, it’s also incredibly profound. You must do it…because you’re capable of it. And if that thing resonates within your soul, you have to show the world what’s possible.
So go show them.
The Better Man Project