Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It's Now or it's Never

Sometimes the cosmos shower down millions of particles of life's magic upon us instantaneously.  In a single moment, fate or destiny lines up remarkably with the stars.  And in these unforgettable moments, amazing, synchronistic and sometimes even implausible things just fall into place almost effortlessly, with utter precision and flawlessness. 

And although these types of occurrences really do happen to all of us from time to time, I believe it's safe to say that more times than not, our lives most radically change when something rather changes in us.  We all have pivotal junctures where something comes over us and we realize in a fully aware moment, that It's Now or It's Never.  We suddenly get the cosmic nudge that if we want to have, do or be something, we have to start it right away, right this very second or the moment may forever pass.  Destiny calls, pushes us up close to the edge and makes us face up to our fears, insecurities and vulnerabilities.  Then we are faced with a choice to stagnate and freeze, or to jump and attempt to fly.  And like a cliff diver, we decide to jump into the unknown, into our fears.  And oftentimes it is that very leap of faith into the unknown that is the very catalyst of great personal revival in our lives. 

I'm sure you can think of moments that changed everything for you in an instant, in the blink of an eye.  Maybe right now is one of those moments for you, where you have to get all the way in, or back all the way out.  Perhaps you are standing on a precipice of something extraordinary in your life, which is beckoning you to make that leap into the unknown, to walk into the dark scary regions of uncertainty that we all know too well.  If so, I challenge you to not back down due to fear, but to stare the giant of the unknown square in the eyes and leap even though you might be afraid.  You know you can't let fear own you.  You have to triumph over it, or your moments of greatness might be blown away forever like sand in a windstorm. 

Helen Keller once said a brilliant quote, "Life is a daring adventure or nothing."  Oftentimes we wait for the perfect moment to begin to go after our dreams, or to create lives of our personal liking.  What if instead we lived like we had no time to waste?  Moments of our lives come and go like changing seasons.  If we don't harvest in fall time, we will most likely go hungry in winter.  At harvest time we have to seize the moments.  If you live your life like you have endless time to go after what you want, you will one day wake to find your life has passed you by.  When opportunity extends its arms out to you, you have to grab onto it.  It's Now or it's Never...

Copyright Justin Topik 2013 

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