Often as we age and “grow up” we embrace a sense of inhibition and surround ourselves by rules and fear. We build an understanding that we must think/act/show up in a certain way. We let societal pressures and other’s perceptions build these walls for us until we are hemmed in and have lost our own individual power. We lose our ability to participate in the wonder-full richness of life. We become afraid of new beginnings, new ideas and new perspectives. We are content to stay “stuck” in our comfort zone - imagining a myriad of dreams - but in an “if only” sense.
Let's take a closer look at inhibition and fear:
Merriam Webster defines inhibition as "the act of preventing or slowing the activity or occurrence of something."
Identifying inhibitions that define us is important as we journey toward making our best lives a priority. These inhibitions can serve to feed our fears and leave us showing up to perpetuate the "status quo" in our lives.
When is the last time you can remember saying "If only ..... " when speaking of something you desired in your life? This is an example of inhibited, fear-based language that is keeping you from playing big in your own life.
I invite you to examine your inhibitions and boldly approach your fear this week. Push past it and begin cultivating your best life. Look around you and acknowledge the moments and experiences that fill you with awe. Move in the direction of your wonder - move in the direction of the things that bring you joy - move back into your power.
What one step will you commit to taking in this moment to move out of inertia and into the stream of possibility?
I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.