Courage To Take The Road Less Traveled By

As being human we all experience a feeling of what on earth am I here for? Some consciously some unconsciously, here is my journey, I’m sure I’m not alone.

“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

~Robert Frost

My experience in this soul-searching mission is to find my purpose and do it. Well, it is not always cheese and crackers and sometimes too much wine. In fact it is a complete detox of things that don’t serve me. There are little behaviours that I hold on to that keep me from stepping it up another level. On the other hand some of these behaviours will serve me if directed appropriately. The question I ask myself is what do I want more… my behaviours that don’t serve me or the planet… or my purpose that brings me joy and fulfilment.

Aha! This is the question that creates a fork in the road. Here we have a choice to take the road less traveled by. This requires COURAGE. For me to be able to view the world as a better place I must have the courage to create it that way for myself because there is no pill or magical formula outside myself. I know that I am meant to be a leader that is strong willed and full of self-confidence and if I am honest at times I am resistant to change. I have found courage comes from a consistence practice in self love. I cultivate this from a regular breathing practice.

I have noticed a HUGE shift in my resistance to change the more that I have been having conscious breathing sessions and integrating breathwork into my everyday life. I’ll give you something practical that helps me to reconnect with myself and give me a injection of peace, strength, trust, and courage. This comes directly from my friend and mentor, Dan Brulé.


Right now, give yourself a big soothing luxurious sigh of relief. Exaggerate it. Make it dramatic. Be theatrical! Do it again and again. Make each one better and juicier than the last.

Feel how this breath sends a powerful message to your nervous system, it sends an unmistakable message to every cell of your body, and to your subconscious mind.

When you let the exhale go, let all your muscles go. (You might want to lay down for this!) With each big sigh of relief, you can focus on a certain muscle, or a muscle group: your jaw, neck, shoulders, pelvis…

The idea is to release all physical tension, as you release the exhale.

You can also take this cleansing breath to another level. You can be creative with this healing breath… using it to let go of other things… things that bother you, or things that hold you back in life…

You can use this breath to let go of fear, anxiety, or pain. You can use it to let go of disturbing thoughts. You can use it to drop negative or limiting ideas about yourself, others, life and the world.

You can use it to complete one activity, or to begin another. Use it to stop carrying forward unwanted energy of the past. Use it to be more alive and awake, to be more clear and present to each new moment in life.

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