There is No Going Back
While we can believe stories, there is no going back. We have an incredible opportunity to embrace a new healthy chapter. One where we choose to be a creator, unfettered by the echoes of the past.
Inspired by Rumi’s profound words, “Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”
Have we not tried prudent planning long enough?
What if we choose to step into a space where the usual paths and predictable patterns no longer hold sway?
In this new era, we are not just changing; we are evolving. The comfort zones that once felt like safe havens are now launching pads for bold ventures. Safety, a concept often draped in familiarity, is being questioned. It’s no longer about avoiding risks but about embracing them as vital parts of our lives.
Living where we fear to live isn’t about recklessness. It’s about having the courage to confront those inner voices that whisper of limits and impossibilities. It’s about challenging the boundaries set by past experiences and societal norms. This is where true creativity and health thrive. In the uncharted territories of our own potential.
Destroying our reputation, as Rumi suggests, isn’t about disregarding values or ethics. It’s about shedding the layers of expectations and labels that have been imposed upon us.
This period, though challenging, offers profound insights. It’s a reminder that growth often comes from discomfort and that the path to a healthier world involves confronting, not avoiding, our deepest fears and issues. In embracing this process, we’re not just surviving; we’re actively participating in shaping a future that aligns with our newfound understanding and values.
Be Notorious: There’s No Going Back
Being notorious is about being unapologetically authentic, about daring to be different in a world that prizes conformity and obedience. We are no longer divided by good or bad, appropriate or inappropriate. Because we dare know what and who is healthy for us and no longer put up with toxic shenanigans.
What does our present hold ? One sure thing is that there there is no going back. The structures built by the old order are dying. But it will take time for them to be completely phased out and replaced by us taking back our power.
As we build the bridges between the two worlds, prudent planning gives way to a dynamic dance with the unknown. We are not abandoning wisdom but expanding it beyond conventional horizons. We are choosing to be ‘mad’ in the most magnificent way—passionately pursuing what sets our soul on fire, defying the mundane, and crafting a life that is a masterpiece of our own making.
In our lives, the end of certain aspects is essential for the birth of healthier, more vibrant elements. Facing our shadows is part of this evolution. It may seem, at first, like things are worsening as both our collective and individual challenges—wars, natural disasters, corruption, and more—rise to the surface. Yet, this is not a sign of failure but a necessary purging, a critical step towards healing and growth.
Here’s to a 2024 filled with boldness, creativity, and the magic of stepping into the unknown. Let’s not just live; let’s create, and illuminate the path in our own way. Because we are the ones here right now to be the leaders we need. And each of us is so needed right now to become aware of what truly is possible. Bridges don’t build themselves.
What if we … “Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious” … in our own way. And then, dive into some healthy co-creations?