For many, the idea of venturing outside their comfort zone can not only be a terrifying prospect, but the mere thought of exploring the boundaries you have set yourself can be absolutely crippling.
When you restrict yourself to a safe zone, you restrict potential. You restrict growth. To walk outside the confines of comfort takes courage.. It takes vulnerability, which many view as a weakness, when in actual fact it is about your strength and is actually an absolutely beautiful thing. Becoming vulnerable means revealing everything authentic about yourself; it is about revealing your soul, so you can shine. Being closed off to your dreams is not an option when you show vulnerability. It allows you to become open to possibilities; to your dreams. It allows you to see what is on the other side of the ocean. It expands your world.
Most people file their dreams away somewhere safe on a shelf in their mind. It takes strength and courage to take your dreams off that shelf you keep them on, to study them, to nurture them and to surrender to them. Because ultimately it isn’t our dreams we are putting under the microscope, it is our selves. We all fear failure, but failure can sometimes result from the fact that you tuck your dreams so tightly inside yourself that you give them no room to grow, and time will slowly erode and suffocate your dreams when you leave them on a shelf long enough. Dreams aren’t designed to be hidden away and taken out every few years to be admired, only to be filed away again for a later date.
You are the only person capable of stepping outside the comforting walls that you have created for yourself. You are capable of creating anything you want in your reality, good or bad. Why not your dreams? Only you can be the architect of your dreams ..only you can shape your soul.
© Amy Ingram
Gorgeous artwork "Scouting the Land" by Abbymarie
The Peace that is You
You are beautiful because you allow yourself to feel, this creates the awareness to heal, to awaken.. to grow..
you wear your lessons like a beautiful extension of your soul's biology