Waiting is the hardest part. Keeping faith under pressure? It’s in the exhale. Your power is in a focused exhale. Try it. Deep breath in. Now exhale. Slowly. Slowly. See, brings clarity and peace doesn’t it?
What have I learned from practicing that exhale a whole bunch? Exhaling is like letting go. Let go. Whatever it is, let go. Exhale. Do you feel like you’re going to free-fall if you let go? Go ahead. In that free fall is faith. Rest in faith by letting go, by riding the free fall. Oh so easy. Just inch right up to the edge of your highest mountain, your darkest pit, stand nose to nose with your fiercest dragon, scariest monster, cruelest demon, and…let go.
This is not the cowering whimper of surrender. This is a brave, bold, intentional jump into free fall. Run unabashedly, like a puppy coming home, no brakes bold, leap into the grace of faith. Like Evel Knievel jumping through a burning hoop, leap right passed your fears, into faith. It’s a choice. It’s yours. Leap.
Of course it isn’t easy. Really, this pep talk is for me. I’m the big chicken who stands on the edge of a ten foot step into safe 90º water for a good 30 minutes, every time. But I remind myself as I exhale, let go…. Because the silver lining, the gold at the end of the rainbow, the glimpse of heaven, it’s within your grasp in the free fall of faith. Heaven itself is in faith. And it’s within your grasp. Keep the faith. Let go.
Know that a Divine chord will be thrown. It will be bigger, softer, safer, more mystical and magical than you could have ever thought up. The reward of faith is to eyewitness the utter majesty of Divine mystery. Unspeakable treasure is yours. Exhale.