Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote in his journal, “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” How often do I shrink back from my actions, my words, or dreams?
I really believe that life is an experiment, you can’t get it wrong and you never get it done. So, why shrink back? Possibly, because somewhere along the line I learned it wasn’t OK to be ‘out-there’ that to take up space was being a show-off, and no one likes those types of people. Such utter tripe!
I’m realizing how often I have played this game of life by other people rules, or fears. That my authenticity has often shrunk to fit a perceive mold within a reality that doesn’t even exist … what would it look like if I threw that imaginary rule book out the window? What would it look like if I took up more space and made it 100% OK to be me in ever moment of my existence? I don’t know, but it’s an intriguing notion. I live a pretty authentic life as it is, but there is more growth to be had, more expansion to experience, and it feels like I’m just getting started on a new way of containing my energy.