You are an awesome writer!
Eleanor Nijhof
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Hi Eleanor :)
Thank you for your kind response and encouragement!

I once read a quote that said: “What if I fall? Oh, but my darling what if you fly?”

I found that for me, the best way to face a challenge and overcome my fear is to jump; to just go for it. Especially when there is something inside of me that is calling me to do so. When I try figure it out with my mind and rationalise it, I find myself making up reasons on why I’m not ready, not skilled enough and why I should take more time to understand the subject (or life for that matter), before I have anything of value to bring to the table.

I am now more aware that we’re all learning, changing and evolving. Which does not mean that it’s easy to apply this knowledge in daily life. The value is in not in pretending that we’re already there, but sharing our journey with others. Not for them to do things the way we’ve done them, but so that they perhaps also find the courage to be themselves in the process of figuring things out.

I’m experimenting with reversing the order. First going with this calling that I feel inside of me (like the call I felt to go on this journey or the call to share it with others) and not letting my mind get in the way. Once I’ve jumped, I allow myself to look at it and ask myself what I can learn from the experience and what I can change for it to come closer to what I would like it to be. Then I try to go again. I guess that you can see it as a form of priming.

I don’t know much about neuroplasticity (as yet), but I would like to learn more about it. From what I know now, I think it can help us not to feel limited by our current skills and abilities, but creates a model for us within which there is always room and possibility for us to evolve.

These are just a few thoughts that came to mind as I was reading your response to the post. However, I believe that everyone should do what feels best for them. I hope you follow your heart when it comes to starting your blog Eleanor! Sharing can be done in many different ways and I’m already looking forward to see how you decide to share (your already apparent) knowledge and experience with others.

I would like to thank you again for your response. In sharing and connecting, I think we can also find comfort. The comfort in knowing we have community to soften our landing if we do fall and we have community to cheer us on when we fly.

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