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What If? (an exercise in possibility)

“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” — Shannon L. Alder

What if there’s more to your life than you’ve come to believe?

What if your expectations are blinding you from seeing the wider possibilities?

What if there are a thousand new and beautiful ways to be in the world just waiting for you to discover them? How would you begin to find out what they are?

What if you remembered what joy feels like, and dropped every story you were living that did not allow for it to thrive?

What if you actually let your soul want? What would happen then?

What if the shame story you believe about yourself isn’t actually true?

What if your deepest heart's desire had it right all along?

What if you stopped trying to be somebody, and simply were yourself?

What if real success actually had absolutely nothing to do with looking fabulous or being strong or sounding like you know what's going on?

What if you really did cease all striving—what then?

What if you no longer had anything to prove?

What if you were really free—who would you be then?

What if you were just one choice away from becoming the person you are meant to be—what would that choice be?

What if "comfortable" really means asleep?

What if the thing you’re avoiding is actually the way forward?

What if sorrow is not the enemy of joy, but its lover?

What if real, abundant life is found through risk and not through safety?

What if you risked it all, and believed?

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

What is the question you need to be living right now?

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