It is not from the known, but the unknown, that creativity and transformation are born.
If you were to turn away from the predictable, familiar, and reliable to brave the void where the darkness is greatest, to trust the stillness, lean into the quiet, embody the calm, what would you find? Who would you emerge as?
In order to steadily think, speak, and act with confident and humble knowing, we must have the courage to explore our shadows, to go where we have not yet gone, to look our fears head-on and embrace them as worthy parts of ourselves.
Adyashanti says “Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense.” Absolutely, and, no wonder so many shy away from exploration and change; the unknown can feel terrifying.
However, what you’ll find on the other side is worth it – this I can promise.