When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers. Ralph Waldo EmersonAs I typed the title of this post, I was reminded of when I was a child and I would call out, "Watch me! Watch me!"
Sometimes, someone would watch and say, "Well done." But most often, or so my lizard brain would have me believe, no one was there to watch. No one was there to applaud and I would dive off the high board with no one to witness my feat, no one to exclaim at my proficiency, or prowess in overcoming my fears, "WOW!"
I am engaged in an online course called, Integral Enlightenment: Awakening to an Evolutionary Relationship to Life. In this course, the guide, Craig Hamilton, talks about the 'oneness' of the universe and how it is 'with us' not against us.
A radically different perspective than considering the world to be a 'great bully'. Constantly throwing obstacles in our way. Continually fighting against us in our quest to find our direction, our own path.
It is perhaps that somewhere in our collective consciousness there is a belief rooted in folklore and legend that it is 'me against the world'.
With that perspective as my ballast, I am constantly standing up against the great bully, or at least thinking I have to. And in my experience, standing up to bullies doesn't end well, so, rather than stand up, I walk away, fall down, sit down, or, as is often the case, sit out, engagement.
In my sit out, I become the passive observer of life unfolding with me as the victim of fate, of happenings and circumstances, of life.
No more victim for me.
I am not standing up to the world. I am standing with it. I am inviting 'it' to work through me, to support me, applaud me, be with me as I take giant leaps to uncover my greatest evolutionary purpose on this planet called earth.
Whew! Now that's scary!
To not be flotsam on the sea of life.
To not be at the whim of destiny to toss me this way and that, never taking the helm of steering my own way through whatever storm, or calm sea life presents.
Oh baby. Now that' s a refreshing point of view. An invigorating, and challenging, new perspective!
Just watch me! Watch me expand into possibility. Watch me evolve into being One with the One, with the oneness of the universe supporting me in all my dreams, in all my endeavours, in all my being who I am meant to be.
Watch me leap off the diving board of life into the deep waters of living this one wild and precious life in the rapture of now!
What about you? You willing to take that leap beyond the edge of the known into that space where everything is possible if we just let it happen. Let go. And surrender?
Are you willing to surrender and fall In Love?