Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage
When I read this quote I was baffled by the mixture of my emotions. Firstly I was proud that recently I’d been so courageous and gone to live in LA.
Before this move My life had been slow and settled and comfortable and safe for so long that this year I’ve had to delve into a depth of courage I didn’t even know existed. That’s a good thing, in truth, it’s a great thing.
When I read the quote ‘life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage’ I was surprised to realise that it can feel tiring to need so much courage everyday. But as a good friend of mine told me ‘fun isn’t going to find you in your apartment behind a locked door, you’ve gotta go out looking for fun’. That’s not to say I’d been hiding away, but honestly I think if I hadn’t been given that advice I might have been more reclusive.
And all this takes me back to a beautiful client of mine who gave me the same advice at the end of last year. In her own words ‘go away traveling & say yes to everything’. I’m blessed to be surrounded by such beautiful wise women and every time I’ve taken their advice to heart, my life has opened up, amazing things have happened and my experience has expanded.
Bless them and embrace these words ‘life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage’,x