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Take The Leap To The Life You Want

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Take The Leap To The Life You Want

“What happens when you are crossing the bridge and heading toward the light but no one is on the other side of the bridge waiting for you or cheering you on – everyone in your life is on the side of the bridge that you know you have to leave or die. You know it is you or them – “do or die” so to speak. But, what are you crossing the bridge for? Letting go and falling in an abyss doesn’t seem sensible.”

Do you know the bridge she’s asking about? I bet you do. It seems like everyone I know has taken a trip or two across that thing. It’s the bridge that connects the life we used to live and the one we want to live. It covers the gap between the two, all that we’ve done while we weren’t living in alignment with our true selves. Life happens, we wander off course and the bridge carries us home, back to ourselves, hopefully without losing everything in the fall to rock bottom.

It may be the bridge between addiction (with my clients the addiction is usually in the form of codependency) and sanity. It may be the coming out process for someone who is gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered, or questioning but has been attempting to live like a straight person because they either didn’t know their truth, or weren’t yet prepared to live in alignment with it. The bridge may be between life with someone who abuses you and a life without violence. The bridge is the beautiful transition that begins where we are living in reaction to everyone and everything around us, and ends where we’re living our true lives, cultivated from within.

The journey across this bridge is about freeing yourself to live a life that is true for you.

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Christy Diane Farr

Christy Diane Farr is a catalyst. If that sounds like something you want more of in your life, visit 'The Greenhouse' at SeedsAndWeedsCoaching.com and join the Wildflower Evolution on Facebook.

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8:54AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Thanks for the article.

3:21PM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Thank you, I desperately need to cross that bridge right now.

12:45PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Thanks for another encouraging article. The situation I just left wasn't horrible, but it wasn't right either. Getting onto that bridge is hard :( It's such a comfort to read your posts.

5:07AM PST on Feb 26, 2012

Fantastic reminder that 'bridge crossing' can be an adventure into the unknown. How many times have I grasped onto the familiar because I feared the unknown? Lots of freedom once i started crossing over!

3:06PM PST on Feb 25, 2012

What a beautiful article. Having done this a few times in my life I've always been struck by the feeling 'Ah, back to being me again', with wonderful feeling of relief that it brings. Unfortunately, I'm a slow learner, lol, and it takes a while to realise when I've got stuck again. I had reason to give something up that I'd been involved in for 5 years, a couple of months ago. It was a bit scary, as I didn't know what would happen and I was afraid to 'burn my bridges' after crossing the new bridge. But, the amazing relief told me it was time, and since then, new and better doors have opened for me.

Thank you Christy. That was an excellent reminder.

2:56PM PST on Feb 25, 2012

Great article...very true observation.

2:51PM PST on Feb 25, 2012

Thank you, Christy. I enjoy reading your posts because you are not afraid to reveal your feelings and experiences.

6:42AM PST on Feb 25, 2012

I loved this! Such good advice to everyone, not just for the addicted. We tend to embrace the status quo because it's familiar, but the brilliance of Life is in taking a step toward the unknown.

10:11PM PST on Feb 22, 2012

A wonderful post. Thank you. There are many kinds of bravery. Crossing the bridge is the hardest to do and brings the most blessings.

11:39AM PST on Feb 22, 2012

thanks

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