Do You Dare?

Do You Dare?

Can you remember that feeling of riding the rails of fear and exhilaration – that feeling of technicolor living when your whole being is rosy and vitally alive?  And when you’re filled with laughter and exuberance at the kick of it all?   When’s the last time you felt that alive? When’s the last time you went for it, were audacious, and daring? When was the last time you let your hair down and threw caution to the wind? When was the last time you found something worth summoning all your courage to pursue?   I’m not talking about some adolescent male version of daring -risking life or limb to test fate for the thrill of it all.  I’m talking about putting it all on the line for something that really matters to you. Well maybe your dare is skydiving or summiting a mountain or something else your teenage son would be thrilled to join you on.   But what if your bold, audacious step was following your heart, or baring your soul, or living your truth no matter how many feathers get ruffled? What if your act of daring was no longer settling or staying on script?  Or diverging from a lifelong habit of deferring, being agreeable, and playing nice.   Suppose the next time you are on the receiving end of the full court press and you feel ready to cave even though everything inside you screams, “No I just can’t do it!”  you cue the movie music in your head, envision your swaggering badass persona,  adopt a bold but casual stance and simply respond, “I couldn’t...

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