If she strips away the layers
Will she be able
To walk through the fire
Unburned and unburied
From the constraints
Of living under the weight
Of the thoughts
That kept her safe?
©Ashley Castle Barnes
This beautiful thing often happens after we do the inner work.
We feel lighter. More free. Perhaps a bit impervious to the fires that once felt life-threatening.
But getting there can feel like walking directly into the fire.
It’s why we hesitate, we question.
What if I do this? What if I don’t?
I’ve yet to get to the other side and have regrets.
But I continuously question when I get to the edge again – do I really have to do this?
Of course, I don’t. I can stay right where I’m at.
But experience has proven that’s not the best choice.
Stepping off the edge and dancing with the fire is the only answer (for me) that will get me to the other side.
I’m still gonna ask the questions.
And then (eventually) I’m going to leap.
What inner work are you leaping into today?