Feeling playful this Friday for our Wildlife wisdom!
I felt like this photo represents my Dad and I this morning when I told him I was going skydiving for the first time today!
I knew it was all love when he told me be careful, listen to the instructors, and check in after.
I knew it was his natural instinct to care for me as I was about to take a bold leap out of a moving plane and straight into the sky strapped to a stranger.
Have you ever been ready to take a bold leap of faith and your pride warns you to be careful, watch out, think it through, or take the safer route?
Have you ever been ready to make a dramatic life change that requires bravery and faith and your tribe warns you of all the potential shortfalls?
Have you ever been bursting at every seam and ready to take the plunge into the unknown and talked out of it by someone else's cautious concerns?
Have you ever been ready to trust fall and even free fall into possibility and your loved ones try to pull you back up the ledge?
It's all good.
It's 'cause they love you.
What's funny and ironic is their goal is to keep you safe when in fact your toes are on the edge and you are more than willing to risk it all in order to feel alive.
You have lived a safe, comfy-cozy life and run that path dry.
If you can sense you are at the end of the road for a job, relationship, way of being and it is time to make a drastic change, jump! Run! Skip for all I care. Just listen to your instincts! That is your heart pushing you toward the ledge.
Trust your gut. It is time to make a change that will not only leave you uncomfortable but the folks around you scratching their heads about how you will work it out.
Well guess what, you don't have to know and neither do they!
It's truly okay not to know and it's truly okay to laugh about it! There are certain things in this life that we simply cannot control or predict. But we can always have a handle on Who we are being and How we are being about life and change itself.
If you are living in love, laughter, joy, and play then all of life will seem to be that way....even the tough stuff. It can be scary but it doesn't have to stop you from living a full life. It can be new but new doesn't have to mean bad. The outcome can be unknown but unknown doesn't mean it's unsafe.
If you're fighting and fighting feeling like you're living in a cage it's time to unleash yourself into the Wild.
Unleash that Heart. It will guide you.
Unleash that Curiosity. It will have you step forward.
Unleash that Laughter. It will in have you enjoy the journey.
Certainly, unleash that Love!!!! For when you love yourself enough to step into the unknown, your loved ones will learn to trust you.
Trust where your heart is leading You.
Trust your instincts.
Trust that you are fully capable of having a full life.
Trust that you can create a life you love.
Go for it! ...and don't forget to laugh along the way!
Much love, my Pride.
Live the life you love.
(c) Austin Thomas / Comedy Wildlife Photo
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