When we first begin making different choices–even one different choice–and start taking back control of our lives, it initially feels like we are losing control.
- We are often outside our comfort zones
- We seldom have any idea what to expect from the future
Eventually, if we persevere, we learn that it’s an illusion to think we were actually in control.
- We are actually less in control when we hold rigidly to the familiar.
- We are enslaved by fear.
- We are not free to move with the pulse of life.
On the other hand, when we let go and surrender into the arms of the unfamiliar, we enter the flow. We can follow our truth and our desire, creating the kind of life we most want—a life filled with possibility and enjoyment rather than tension and terror.
Too frequently, we think we’re choosing peace and comfort over freedom. But in truth, we’re sacrificing our inner peace in hopes of outer peace. That outer peace is, more often than not, dictated by someone else and not by our own needs.
When we choose comfort it means replaying the same pattern over and over. Our Jump! Coaching Group talked about this in step one. Nothing will ever change for us if we stay stuck in the same pattern. We already know our outcomes from the patterns we have been living, and we aren’t happy with them. It’s not until we make a different choice that we can design a new ending to our stories.
Making one different choice can have an enormous impact as we move toward jumping into our new, better lives. It’s the starting point that leads us to the next steps.
When we choose to do one thing differently:
- We dissolve a patterns
- We prove to ourselves that there is life beyond the familiar.
I’m not going to pretend that dissolving patterns is always a smooth process; often, it’s anything but. And some of the people around you may be confused once you change the rules of the game. That’s why my Jump! Coaching Groups are so important. We’re like a Jello mold for each other to experiment with while we’re still a little jiggly, before we set firm. We hold one another in this safe space.
Are you choosing peace and comfort over freedom?
If you believed that every choice you make in the present impacts your future, by being in service to your desires or sabotaging them, what one different choice will you make today?