But crossing a bridge means making a change and change is sometimes uncomfortable. We’re torn between staying where we are and moving forward into the unknown. And often, when given the option to turn back to what is familiar—no matter how uncomfortable or restricting—our desire for predictability and the illusion of control causes us to choose the known rather than the perceived inherent risk of an uncertain and unknown future.
Sometimes, what keeps us from moving forward is that we think we must burn our bridges to the past so that there’s no possibility of ever again returning to enjoy what we once loved and valued. But what if that’s not the case? What if change and growth just involve respecting, honoring and appreciating what has been while remaining wide open and mustering the curiosity and courage to embrace uncertainty with enthusiasm and cross over to discover what will be? While what lies ahead may feel uncertain, what if, as C.S. Lewis said, “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind?”
What bridges are you ready to cross—ones that will allow you to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities? The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. Taking a baby step in a new direction today will make all the difference! Choose your energy and change your life and the lives of every being and situation you encounter. You’re worth the effort!