In life, there will inevitably be times where we need to take a step back, reflect, contemplate, and look at the dark parts of our lives that perhaps we’ve shied away from for so long that are causing us to feel unhappy. So often we do things in life because it’s what we think we “should” or “need” to do, only to end up making decisions based on other people’s standards and ultimately leaving us feeling as though we are trapped in an undesirable reality created by others. In times like these, you need to be gentle with yourself, to show yourself the compassion you’re desperately craving and take off the mask you’ve been wearing for so long to reveal your true colors and true feelings to the world.
While it may be difficult to face the notion that you may need to let something go that is no longer serving you, doing so will liberate you from its gripping hold and allow you to finally start living authentically in alignment with who you really are. If you choose to stare deep into uncertainty, not only will this force you to perhaps make a difficult decision, but it will also quite literally change the course of your life.
With that being said though, you need to be courageous enough to make that choice for yourself. You need to be courageous in the face of adversity and be willing to leap into the uncertainty of life to find the fulfillment that your soul is so desperately searching for, even if others won’t necessarily agree with the choice that you are making.
Lean into your uncertainty. Lean into your fear. At the end of the day, this is your life to live, and it is only you that will have to live with the consequences. The people that love you most will respect your decision when it’s all said and done, even if they don’t show it at the time.
Because remember, ultimately the reality you want to create for yourself exists. There is a version of life out there that consists of you living your happiest, most fulfilled self, and all you need to do is make a choice. So what will you choose?
To stay in the comfort of what you know, or to take a chance at life—a chance on yourself—and go after what you really want to in the short life that we are so fortunate to have here?
The choice is always ours.