“All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.” Henry Miller
When I wrote this short post I was 35,000 feet up in the air, in route to my new home in South Korea. Just like a swift smack to the face, it hits me, the realization of how good it feels to follow your heart. I love exploring new lands, but in the midst of great global uncertainty, many of my friends and family think I am a little crazy for moving to another country.
More and more because of the path I have chosen to walk, I consequently feel like a kid again, a kid full of wonder, the only difference is that I have a deeper understanding of myself and the world.
Living in the moment
What makes me feel like a kid again? The answer is spontaneity. Being spontaneous means acting in the present, being responsible for my actions no matter what they may bring. How does living in this space feel like? The short answer is less thinking more feeling. I get in tune with my total being and learn to proceed by feeling things out and not letting my mind corrupt what I am feeling or becoming lost in my emotions.
When you learn to let the different aspects of your being function independently and not allow them to mix into one another, great energy and awareness is released in you. The awareness that allows you to go beyond your conditioning, so what may look like irrational, crazy, or amazing behavior to others, feels perfectly right and normal for you. People ask aren’t you afraid, or mention that they wish they could do the same thing, but their conditioning keeps them a slave to their limiting ideas.
Of course I am afraid, moving to a place where I can’t speak the language, and don’t know anything about living there is a very scary endeavor. But I choose not to run away from my fears, I try to witness them, look them in the face without judging or distorting, because to run away or change them only serves to increase them.
I would rather suffer from my fears then to be a slave to fixed ideas, to be tied down to the known and comfortable. I strive to live in the new and unknown where anything can happen, because that’s where I feel truly alive.
Guess what happens when you keep pushing and striving to live a spontaneous life? It becomes easier, the more you act spontaneously the more your fears will begin to fade, you develop trust in your being, you feel whole, and your conditioning begins to lose its grip on you. You are then also able to see very clearly how much others are bound to their fixed limiting ideas.
Logically everyone would like to be told how to live spontaneously, but being spontaneous means being free of structure, so obviously there isn’t a system or “how to” book on it.
Just “be” spontaneous, put your fears to the side and suspend your beliefs. It will be very challenging at first but by and by you will come to develop a knack and feel for being spontaneous. Everything you do will have a fresh quality to it. How you speak, how you walk, how you think, and how you act will have a certain freshness to it.
You just have to realize that anything can create fear. Anything that you have become attached to will create fear. But to let your fears dominate you is to not live your life; your fears will cripple you. So I encourage you to make the leap into the unknown, be spontaneous, magical things await. God speed my friend.
(life in South Korea Video #2)
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