Do something once awhile that scares you

“Old, but I’m not that old
Young, but I’m not that bold
I don’t think the world is sold
I’m just doing what we’re told

I feel something so right doing the wrong thing
I feel something so wrong doing the right thing
I couldn’t lie couldn’t lie couldn’t lie
Everything that drowns me makes me feel alive
(Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly)”
– Counting Stars, One Republic

Do something once awhile that scares you. As years gone by, I sank deep into a dangerous place called the comfort zone. I don’t know about you, but the better I became at something, the less I felt alive. I wasn’t inspired to challenge myself to anything, and just going through the daily perfunctory motions at work or even in my life. Although I knew that everyone has a purpose, but I was lost.

It wasn’t until beginning of this year, that I experienced what seemed like a calling. There were constantly friends who stopped by me and inspired me to advance my practice through a YTT. And what initially seemed to be difficult to arrange for the course happened like miracles and before I knew it, I’m at the last day of the program. No doubt that there were anxieties before the course, but do not let anxiety kill you. I knew that I had to do this, finally get out of my comfort zone to do something that challenges me.

Do something that scares you because a life not well lived is a life not lived at all.

-Joanna