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Moving Past Fear: One Step At A Time

Close your eyes and feel the cool breeze on your skin as a gentle reminder of how magical and precious life is. Fresh air, the early sun rays, the soft melody of birds, and the mountain streams, are all unrecognizable treasures.  

Inhale deeply to savor the pure air, invoking adrenaline and an immense appreciation for the gift of seeing beauty in its simple form.  One foot in front of the other, you realize the importance of the current moment, ditching any hesitation. Meanwhile, trusting the Universe/God to guide you on the right path abandoning any self-limited belief.

Primarily, taking a leap of faith can be scary to the point of becoming paralyzing. Millions of unpleasant thoughts run freely through your mind creating unreasonable amiss scenarios of what could go wrong. Panic soon sets in, accompanied by paranoia. 

What is even more terrifying is staying in your comfort zone and letting fear of the unknown be the ruler of your life. Shutting down all those doubts, you inhale, inflating lungs with as much air as possible. Exhaling slowly, opening your eyes to a newfound determination to delve into the world to be happy and courageous.

Life is too short to wait patiently to become unafraid of what might lay ahead. We owe it to ourselves to take the leap of faith to engage in the affairs that captivate us. Our intuition and tenacity are the leading sources in sensing whether something feels right or not. Repeatedly, there will be naysayers attempting to derail you from your path, bringing upon doubts and confusion. Always follow the course you wish to partake in to avoid any feeling of regret.

Challenges are inevitable. You’re stronger than you think, with the strength necessary to surpass those obstacles. You might get knocked down a few times. Every time you will possess superior courage to stand up to keep fighting for what you want. With each step, you will get closer, no matter the speed. Be patient and trust yourself: everything will fall in its rightful place.

Periodically, we allow our subconscious to dictate what we ought to do out of fear. Fear of what? – Frightful of failure, judgment, disappointing loved ones, and things not turning out as we wish.

Limited beliefs technically dampen the capacity of experiencing a fulfilling life. Louise Hays once stated; that a decision is not always irreversible while adjustable. If you didn’t like the outcome, then opt for an alternate one. Commonly, choices have the beauty of being changed to accommodate your current needs.

Not moving forward with your intuition can result in countless “what if”. It makes you wonder what would have happened if you followed the route you wanted to venture on. Materializing feelings of regret and sorrow, although everything happens for a reason.

Tons of misconceptions can evolve around having a disability aside from society’s great desire of wanting to “fix you”. Life choices are based upon the compliance of being accepted while being seen as something in need of repair. 

Upon healing, you end up rediscovering a part of yourself that unknowingly has been missing for a while. Right then and there, you reach the decision to follow your intuition and trust the process.

The road ahead might be scary, yet you choose to proceed with it- prepared for whatever challenge life throws your way. 

Choosing to have explanted the device (Baclofen Pump), which transports the medicine to my spine has been scary yet challenging at the same time. The idea has roamed in my mind for some time now. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the gut to proceed with it until recently.

What led me to decide to go forward with the removal? Has to do with the fact that I only have one life to live and can not worry about what others might think. Only eighteen years old when I got it, yearning to be accepted. With the mindset of how society be more welcoming once I got it. But how wrong was I?

Somehow, somewhere, I lost myself along the way with the idea of having to repair myself to fit into the status quo. I’m not doing this out of malice or anything like that. Honestly, I’m doing it for myself and my twelve-year-old self, who lost herself trying to obtain the approval of others.

The future is just a promise; what is certain is today. Who can assure what the future might bring? 

Today, I’m choosing myself and recuperating a part of myself, that I deemed missing for a long time. With one foot in front of the other, I will head toward the path I’m destined to be on. Not worrying about the number of steps I have left. Who knows what the future will bring? I will know, once it gets here. One step at a time!

Stay Beautiful XoXo

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