The Bravest Thing You Can Do
Posted on November 23, 2021
Find somewhere to escape. Lose yourself deep within the mountains and let the forest wrap its arms around you. Sit. Breathe. Put your hands upon the earth. Settle the mind. And just…listen.
Let silence be your guide. Patiently wait. Witness it all. After a while, something will arrive like a bubble arising from the bottom of the ocean floor. It will hit you all at once and you will just “know.”
You’ll know exactly what you need to do and where you need to be. The answers to the questions arrived without trying to muscle through it. It just showed up – effortlessly – as if you knew it all along.
My teacher once told me, “Once you stop thinking so much there wont be anything you do not know.” That has been the truth through and through. Even if I had lost myself along a path that didn’t serve me, I came back to what I already knew deep down.
You have to end your war with life. You have to let go of what you think you know in order to begin to discover all that exists for you to tap into. Once you open yourself up to the great mystery of it all, you start to learn from the greatest teacher of all.
It’s easy to find yourself lost in the complexity of everything. The farther and farther you zoom in the more and more complicated it becomes. It can be so overwhelming to the point that you just want to throw your hands up in the air and give up.
But while things can be so complex, they can also be so impossibly simple. When you sit back and let go and detach from it all, the answer you seek was there all along.
That’s half of the battle. The other half is trusting the message. I have in many moment been an expert in getting in my own way. I’ve distrusted the messages that I inherently knew were right and eventually came crawling back to what I knew I had to do in the first place.
But there’s value in these experiences. Although they are tough lessons to learn, after enough times of going through the wringer you discover just how important it is to trust your intuition.
Don’t be afraid to walk the path. The deepest wisest version of you will never lead you astray.
All you have to do is trust it.