Trusting in the Unknown
Pictured is one of our activities called The Summit Window. The messages demonstrated during this activity are very relatable to how we can navigate experiences in our day-to-day life.
When you experience this activity, you will be standing on a narrow platform, very high up in the air, there is a pole in front of you that your harness will be connected to. A Summit coach (someone you’ve never met before) is going to ask you to lean back into your harness, relying on that one piece of rope that is holding you to the pole. You won’t know what that is going to feel like, you don’t know if that coach has got you, you just have to trust the process.
Once you are leaning back, once have taken that first step, the coach will then ask you to take your hands off everything. To take your hand off completely, and just embrace the moment. To make that choice. To let go. Only then, once you have done what the coach has said, will you feel complete liberation!
These same values apply in life.
When you have a goal, when you really want something, something you have wanted for a long time… you know what the first step is to achieve that goal, you know that if you just take the first step, it will get the ball rolling and things will start to happen towards achieving your goal. However, what we often find is that when we look at that first step we have to take, we find there is uncertainty around what will happen if we take that first step, perhaps we’re not quite sure how to take that first step, we may not know exactly what is required to take that first step, and we find that the uncertainty then makes us not want to take that first step.
If you can just trust that it will work out, if you trust that regardless of what you choose to do, it’s momentum, it’s at least a step, a step which will allow you to know the next step… then you will do it!
So you need to ask yourself:
What do you want?
What is the next step?
Are you trusting that it is going to work?
Are you embracing not knowing?
Or is the unknowing stopping you from getting what you want?
Will you trust in the process, will you trust the unknown and take that first step?