Learning to Trust the Unknown

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Some people when they’re children have a lot of difficulty letting go of the sides of the swimming pool in order to swim. Jumping off something that you’ve been holding onto as your security for a long time that feels solid can arouse a good deal of fear. That metaphor, holding onto the side of the swimming pool is very apt, because in a new reality you have to let go. The circumstances require it… (Yet), that which you’re afraid of is simultaneously that which will allow you to find the new anchor. You’re anchoring in the experience that you’ve had for a long, long time of what creates a sense of security… Every step toward the unknown involves the same thing – letting go of what’s solid and believing you can float.

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