My heart beats more quickly than usual. The feeling in the pit of my stomach is familiar, a pang of recognition and anticipation. I sense an invitation has been extended, an offer made, an answer found.
Perhaps it is an intuitive knowing, a sixth sense, a gut reaction or an answer to prayer. Whatever name you give it, many of us can recall times when we just know.
Deep in our spirits. We. Just. Know.
But then the questioning begins. We second guess and argue with ourselves.
- What if I’m wrong?
- What if I’m crazy?
- How will it work?
- What if I fail?
- What if I look like a fool?
So we stuff it down, put it on hold, and decide we need to spend more time thinking, ruminating, marinating, worrying, wondering, stewing, contemplating, considering, cogitating, meditating and praying before we act.
(Whew. Just typing all those words is exhausting.)
Yet, I have had several conversations with friends recently who Continue reading