If you're not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I'm not interested in your feedback."
Our life is the biggest arena we'll ever stand in and a money back guarantee is that we will all get our asses kicked. Perhaps by individuals, by life, by death, by our fears, our dreams, and our unlimited possibilities, but if we don't put ourselves out there, we'll never know.
Digesting this quote, I am reminded that it is far better to be seen and creating than wondering 'what if?' 'What if' you get to the end of your life with a song in your heart, a book in your imagination, a painting at your fingertips, regrets about how you loved? How would your life be different if you expanded your awareness of what is to what could be? Who might you attract into your life? How would you spend your time? How could getting your ass kicked serve as motivation for creating the most authentic expression of YOU?
As you stand in this arena, take it all in. Gaze into the crowd and notice those supporting you and those rooting against you. Breathe in your victories and shake off your defeats. Gather up your lessons and make sure to extend compassion to yourself as you integrate new understandings. Life is going on around you and you are being called to 'show up.' Don't let the nay sayers on the sidelines of life determine your limits. There will be people that will try to persuade you, dissuade you, and convince you otherwise, but as my coach Michael always says, "The world needs your unique constellation of energy!" How would your life change if you were willing to be recognized by your unique energy?
May You Sweetly Seek:)