By Joris Plu • 10 August 2019 • 11:09
TAKING the leap of faith – what does it mean?
For instance, the path you have been walking on until now in your life no longer suits you. Taking the leap of faith means you are willing to go forward, taking the next step in your new positive and wonderful chapter of your life.
That is why so many photos about the leap of faith are about jumping. Sometimes or may I say most of the time jumping means not really knowing where you will be landing.
And that is called trust. A very, very powerful word. Trust.
Trusting that the next step you are going to take will be ok will be the step you need.
How many times do you see other people doing this and saying to yourself ‘Wow, I wish I had the nerve to do it. But it all looks so scary, so uncontrollable.’
And most people do not take that jump, that leap of faith. Staying in a place where they do not belong any more.
And it gives them pain. Pain which is in that moment more ok than the belief, the trust that the next step will be even better for them.
Who are we to decide that another person needs to change, needs to take that leap. If at that certain moment a human being needs to stay on the rather safer site than that which is ok. We all have our reasons, our fears, our time to take the leap. Or not take it at all.
Sometimes it takes a long time before we jump. That is ok too.
There is totally nothing wrong with being happy with where you are in life. But if you keep on hearing that nagging voice in your head that you have to jump… then just jump.
If we listen to our body, heart and soul. Really listen.
We know very well what is good for us or not. Most of the time we do not trust enough that feeling.
Fear and trust. Two powerful words.
Taking the leap is about trusting, even though you do not see the net to catch you, knowledge that you will land safely.
Think for a moment about all those people who took the leap, who jumped. If you ask them, most of them, if not all, will tell you that they have should done this much earlier in life. That the jump was totally fine. That they are so happy with their next step in life.
Once we master our jumps in life we will be much happier since we are listening to our inner voice, our soul, what it really wants.
From that moment on we will love to jump. We now know how it feels. And it feels good. So practice your jump. One step at a time. And if you need help for your first jump, ask for help. You will receive it.
Once someone said… When you are at that point in your life that you are scared to jump… then that is the moment to jump. Otherwise you end up staying in the same place for the rest of your life.
Enjoy the leap of faith in your life, enjoy the jump.
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