“A bit of advice given to a young Native American at the time of his initiation:
As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm.
It is not as wide as you think.”
Jumps are the decisions that will influence the rest of our life. These are scary choices because we’re not certain of the results and yet a choice must be made. We need to trust in our preparation and have the courage to move forward into the unknown.
Jumps are usually a process of transition, uncertainty and confusion. Although a major decision may be required, many smaller steps lead to the actual decision. I practice small jumps to prepare myself to make a leap of faith into the future. I choose to do work that challenges me and forces me to grow so that I will be ready to become a larger version of myself. I also trust in the universe to place chasms in front of me when it’s time for me to jump.
It’s hard to jump when I’m tied to the past. I need to let go of the things that weigh me down: the regrets, grievances and limiting beliefs that no longer serve me. I also have to allow myself to leave behind things such as trainings and skills that I worked hard to acquire because they will no longer be needed. The process of acquiring them and the knowledge I gained are enough to help me in the next stage of my life.
Everyone has the opportunity to jump a few chasms in their life. Practice with puddles and you’ll be ready to move with confidence into your future.