Risking for Serenity

Risking for Serenity

I’m going to take a risk.

Taking a risk is about going out on a limb; about letting go of the outcome; about staying present in the “not-knowing” place between here & now and there & then.

If you’re reading this, you probably have taken some risks in your life. Perhaps they were frightening. Perhaps they worked out great. Perhaps they were frightening AND they worked out great. Perhaps you’re even debating about taking a risk right now.

I’ve been taking a lot of risks over the past several years, and, so far, so good. Well, good enough for me anyway. The ways I’m choosing to live my life might not be comfortable for some, or might not be risky enough for others. It’s up to each of us to determine how much risk we can tolerate. It also gets easier with practice.

I’m taking the risk of starting this blog. I hope that reading it will be enlightening for you; I’m sure that writing it will be enjoyable for me.

I named my coaching practice “Serene Coaching” because it is my goal to help my clients find their way to a sense of serenity.

But I want to share with you the fact that the path to serenity can be full of risks. The path to serenity is the path to self-knowledge; it is the path to self-confidence; it is the path to self-love. The path to serenity calls us to change the direction in which we’ve been headed for a long time. Serenity calls us to let go of our old ways of being, to acknowledge the yearnings within us that we have become so adept at suppressing all this time.

Serenity calls us to step into a life of meaning, a life where we can make a difference in our world just by being who we are. Being who we are can, in and of itself, constitute a risk for some of us. Yet being who we are is a courageous act. Knowing yourself and choosing to show up as yourself is extremely rewarding both for you and for the people with whom you interact.

But, yes, it is a risk. What are we risking when we take the first step on the path to serenity?

Read my next post to learn more…

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