As Halloween approaches I find myself thinking about things that I am afraid of. One of the things that sticks out the most is that when I am presented with something new, I find myself clamming up and automatically turning away from it. Whether it is a new yoga pose, a new pranyama, a new skill, or even new people; I tend to shy away from it. In the past two weeks I have been having inner monologues of encouragement to face these these new things and take them for a test drive. And you know what? I actually like them! This all brings me back to Dr Suess’s classic book “Green Eggs and Ham“! I have learned that a little fear can be inspiring and exhilarating. Especially when I give myself the chance to explore new things without worrying about the outcome.
My new mantra: “I will try this new thing and not be afraid”.
What are you afraid of?