The Science Behind the Law of Attraction Magazine October, 2015 - Page 46

much certainty can dull us, life can lose its edge, it?s excitement. Predictability creeps up on us slowly and unknowingly we slip into a semi happy, semi alive state, operating on semi autopilot. We expect and anticipate certain things will happen as they always do and so only need to half engage. Does any of this ring true? Mind you, uncertainty can be uncomfortable. As we step out of our known world we may have to face a fear or two or change an opinion. But believe me the rewards are worth it ten-fold. I started breaking free of my own sleep walk through life with tiny steps. I began by creating ?everyday adventures?by Simply doing ordinary everyday things differently. For years I had toast for breakfast so I started to have porridge. I always got up at 7am ready to dash out the door with a coffee in my hand, I changed and got up at 6am with time to take a 30 minute walk or in the winter sit in my warm bathrobe with a cup of hot chocolate and watch the sunrise. I drove a different way to work, I added a splash of color to my black wardrobe, when I went out for dinner I intentionally chose something on the menu that I had never eaten before, I sought to make friends with someone from a different culture, religion or country. Try it, it?s easy and it will start to reconnect you with that wonderful exhilarating tingle that life outside your comfort zone can bring you life My 15 years on the frontline as a humanitarian worker has catapulted me into smashing through many of my fears, assumptions and expectations. Until the age of 39 I had always taken ordinary, relatively safe, forms of transport; a car, a bus, a plane ? my time in Tibet changed all of that. It was summer and the rivers were pounding, high and fast from the nearby Himalayas. For hours and hours the caravan of donkey and yak plodded slowly alongside the river, weaving up and down the hills. Being in the last third of the caravan my vision was obscured by the heavily laden animals but the commotion up ahead made me pull myself up and peer over the top. To my horror the lead yak had plunged straight into the river. My mind raced ahead and my fearful brain leapt into action, ?What are they doing? Are they crazy? Where is the bridge??I saw myself already washed away, disappearing downstream caught up in the torrent. I looked around to see who I could alert that this was suicide, to warn them against it, but no one was paying any attention and as we were all tied together, if the first animal was in the icy cold water, we would all be soon. There was nothing I could do, I had to face my fear, let go and quietly I said a few prayers. It was soon my turn and the freezing water lapped against the shoulders of Page 46 - Oct ober, 2015