Now I think we all agree that we would all like to be more courageous. As a traveller of 6 years I have never come to short of courage. Courage to hit the road and re-discover myself, to break free from, as Bill Plotkin, a depth psychologist says, The Standard Game of Security Building.
This is a game we all play each and everyday by getting up and sticking to our normal routines. We do reach a sense of equilibrium within this game, however, we are never truly satisfied.
When we have been living the same life in the same place for so long, boredom will inevitably set in. That is your soul calling you to adventure, that is your soul trying to redirect you into your soul purpose.
We all have these callings. Some will simply make small changes in their lives to temporarily heal themselves without understanding what this reoccurring sensation truly is. Others might have an idea as to what this sensation is but still hide from and ignore this calling creating a deep sense of uncertainty.
This can go on for years until we finally decide to take the almighty leap of faith, or we might only realise what it was on our deathbed, and then it is to late. There is a lot of factors that go into our avoidance of this calling.
The main aspect in our Nature to avoid this comes from fear. “The Loyal Soldier” as Bill Plotkin so accurately describes it, is a part of our psyches that is developed within our childhoods. It is a mechanism that is designed to protect us and keep is in our secure environments, like it has done for most of our lives.
You can read more about this in any of Bill Plotkins books; Soulcraft: Crossing into the mysteries of Nature and Psyche, Nature and the Human Soul and Wild Mind: Nature’s Guide to the Human Psyche.
Now we come back to courage, courage being the great aspect of our beings that can overcome our fears. I think we all know how incredible it is to overcome fears, the sensation is body tingling to say the least.
So as I said at the beginning, I have never come to short of courage, the distances I have endured because of this is incredible. From; over 20,000km hitchhiking in New Zealand, climbing mountains, deep sea fishing , growing kiwifruit, countless festivals, cooking in the ground, sand boarding, caving, climbing waterfalls and the list goes on.
Now I will tell you what I want to do next, I want to watch you courageously walk into the sunset, descend into the darkness and onto the plains of the unknown. A place where adventure awaits you and your vibrant spirit, a place where you will discover your gifts for the world, and a place that will bring to light the purpose of your soul. So, what are you waiting for?