“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” — Raymond Lindquist
The unfamiliar can be very frightening. By and large, people don’t like change. We’ve all heard it: “Don’t rock the boat. That’s not the way we’ve always done it. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Were you raised with this? Do you pass it along to your own kids?
Well, here’s the other side of the coin: One thing that’s certain in life is change. As Buddha said, everything changes, and as you take stock of your own life, isn’t it true? It behooves us rigid, frightened humans to make peace with change because it’s all around us. In fact, the leaves are turning as I write this. Mother Nature is all about change.
One definition of faith is that when you walk out onto the edge, emerging into the light from whatever darkness you’ve been in, one of two things will happen—you will find yourself on solid footing, or you will be taught how to fly.