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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ALLOW MYSELF TO RISK STEPPING INTO THE UNKNOWN W/ A GRATEFUL HEART?
At first when I read this question I found myself unsure how to respond. This explains my late entry :). I did a recent meditation and stretch, closed my eyes and asked myself this question from intuition and a love based state. When I did my response was: ADVENTURE, PEACE, EMPOWERING EXPERIENCES AND SELF ACCEPTANCE.
i think people create series of decisions each day, and none of us is 100% sure that things will work. so, risk stepping into the unknown with a grateful heart is just part of the things we do to try and achieve things.
If you watch a movie and it is predictable, at the end it is, “meh”. Watch a suspenseful movie and at the end it is, “wow”. Stepping into the unknown in anticipation of wow, is my preference.
You have no expectations. You put trust in yourself and in others.
‘Sounds like a good plan. May my heart be grateful whenever I think about the unknown I have stepped into.
Faith steps it, hope takes the wheel and peace becomes the destination.
The adventure begins …
I find out that it’s not so bad. It might even be educational.
Thank you, Drew – it was good seeing you today –
It means I have noticed life’s RSVP and I did.
Like getting married? That is the thought that popped up for me. Hopefully “stepping into the unknown with a grateful heart.” But I have not been married, so can’t answer that one!
Much of what I have faced in life, has been stepping into the unknown, grateful heart or not.
I am planning a trip to visit a friend in Alaska in August, to sail with him for two weeks. That is stepping into the unknown for me, with a grateful heart, and also some trepidation. The grateful part is his offer for me to partake in this sailing adventure in a wild, beautiful part of the world. It seems like a not-to-miss-opportunity.
How wonderful! A new adventure for you….life is filled with great surprises. I wish you well, and blessings to you.
What an exciting opportunty, Maeve!
Yes, it is.
“The unknown” is, well, everything in the future, is it not? … everything apart from this very moment in which I am living. So often we assume we “know” what is going to happen this afternoon, but we don’t, not really. I am blithely stepping into the unknown with every breath I take. Now, the question for me is: Do I live each of these moments with a grateful heart, and without fear? Do I live in grateful trust as my foundation?
Living each moment with a grateful hear.. food for thought..thanks
In my life experiences, it could go either way…grateful heart or not….a grateful heart is not a magic potion of protection.
I have taken risks and have had consequences that have been disastrous, but not all…..was it worth it? No. Definitely not.
Stepping into the unknown with a grateful heart, and with knowledge of the pros and cons is one thing.
Skipping into the unknown without knowledge and on impulse is downright dangerous. Grateful heart or not.
For me the bigger challenge is stepping into the unwanted with a grateful heart. I’ve shared before that my daughter has no contact with us, depriving us of contact with our precious grandsons. I try to be grateful in this situation, but it’s VERY difficult. Have you any suggestions?
I have had this very difficult challenge, DeVonna. It went on for about 4 years, and for me, was a living hell. My daughter was living with a controlling man who took away her whole support system; friends, family….it was awful. I just made myself available, prayed(of course) and kept the lines of communication open. Gave money if needed. Did whatever I could to keep in contact, however I could. eventually, through a crisis, she left him.
She is now, and has been for years, fine. Our grandkids are alright, and we have relationships with both of them. But it took time. And lots of listening and acceptance. Our grandsons bear the scars, but have come out of it better than I thought they would.
Hang in there! I will keep you in my prayers.
Peace be with you, dear DeVonna – I lit a candle for you 🕯
It is so challenging to cope with this kind of loss. I really don’t know what I would do in your shoes. I suppose I would try to be grateful that they are alive and well, and doing the best they can to cope. And I guess I would keep trying to work on my own happiness. I wish I had a magic wand, DeVonna, as I would give it to you.
“stepping into the unwanted with a grateful heart”– I agree, that is a bigger challenge.
Beautiful question! Every single time I’ve done this I am WOW’ed by something. Having a grateful heart when taking a risk into the unknown yields the things that aren’t imagined or anticipated to manifest itself. It’s magical for me.
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