When you know

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E.E. Cummings
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
― E.E. Cummings


by Sandi Martinez

We’ve all felt this before; the knots, then the confused explanations, then comes the gnawing doubt; do we really know what we think we know?  Is the work we do, what we love?  Is it time to make that change?  I believe these thoughts aren’t so much about fear or confusion.

When passion, the thing we most want to do with our lives – the thing that makes us feel truly alive – begins to awaken, there seems to be a process: what we already know, through education and experience, which encompasses our current work life and expectations, and then finally what we intuitively know.

There are no specific steps to discovering how passion unfolds, and how it eventually materializes.  But passion often wears many different colors.  A painter for example, is drawn by the various shades of grey in the sky, and may be inspired to create an abstract piece of genius proportions.  A person doesn’t have to be a painter to see colors, or a person who loves to read, to be a writer, or a music lover, a composer.

When we believe in something, courage is the foundation; the drawbridge that allows that which is trusted, to make an appearance in our lives.  It is also the way to get to the very heart of our passion.  Courage is something that is felt, but most importantly acted on.  The absence of fear is courage.  The absence of passion is the dull heartache that we can’t quite put our finger on.  Risk is the door to impossibilities we convince ourselves of, and conversely, is also the steps up a ladder we never knew existed.

Everyone has a sword in a stone somewhere… have you found yours?

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