Fear is like an ocean – time never warms its waters while you shiver and wait. Entering slowly is not a valid strategy to make it easier either. The cold is not erased by any amount of “waiting until you are ready.” If you aren’t now, you aren’t ready ever. That is the reality of time’s illusions, because it is always now – “what is to be, already is” (Humee Hum Brahm Hum.) Until you make your readiness active, your readiness is sleeping.
Being ready is an action to act upon, not a condition to wait for. Ready is the courageous act of facing fears that are always present in everyone, until they no longer face, control or limit you. Ready is about connecting with your projection, not your protection.
We tend to self-talk and guide life with words learned and crafted as an infant. They make up the weakest parts of our current story, with very little glory. These are the genetic fears of illusion’s preservation – long past their actual usefulness – transferred through the generations in this day. Commitment is the antidote to these deep genetic stories. Breaking the codes of this family language overrides the way your world is controlled from deep within history. This allows you to be courageously present in the present moment.
Courage is entering time to maximize it, not running ahead of or lagging behind it. When you run ahead of time, you’re anxious and jittery at the present. When lagging behind, it becomes exhaustive and trepidation clouds even the simplest tasks. Pay the greatest attention to your positive, committed emotions at this moment; they will guide you forward and introduce you to “how.” Be disciplined to experience, but not to act upon, all the negative voices that will naturally arise to produce the equal opposition.
Is this a huge challenge? Absolutely. But, dive in and deal with the cold waters. It will never get any warmer, but the swim will always turn out to be fabulous.