Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Many times in life we have to take a leap of faith to reach our goals. We must work hard, take risks, create true priorities and stick with them. And we must do one more thing… we must have Collateral faith. A deep unexplainable belief that it will all work out, some how, some way. We must believe in every day miracles. We must believe in Grace.
To me the word collateral means the entire field, so to pair it with Faith means that we must have faith on all levels, even when our knees are shaking and our voice is trembling. It is when we are the most unsure that our faith in the world around us must be the most steadfast. Because faith will get you through many dark hours.
But that is hard. But the alternative is not acceptable. We have all met the alternative – those people who are forever negative. They expect things to go wrong. Where they place their faith, their thoughts, their hopes, is where their life lands. So if that is the case, which we have seen over and over, then why not put all your faith and belief in the fact that it will all work out? Why not believe that the odds are ever in our favor? Even if there are bumps and hard times along the way, you will always be safe in the knowledge that eventually, it will be OK.
The alternative is to be so negative and riddled with fear, that we become our own self fulling prophecy. All decisions we make come down to love and faith, or fear. And fear is no way to live. Fear paralyzes us, steals joy and sucks the life right out of us.
There are several pivotal events in my life right now. I have worked very hard to make these possibilities come to fruition, and much hard work is still ahead. I have calculated the risks, and some are very high. But I must believe, collaterally, that it will all work out. I pray that the timing, which is so very important, happens smoothly. Because sometimes there is nothing else you can do, but have that faith. After all the work, all the sweat, and blood, and tears, and late nights, and negotiations, and thoughts…all that you can control, is your faith.
It is exciting and terrifying at the same time. But that is just how life is isn’t it? And so it goes, in this crazy, wonderful, amazing, journey. Life is short. Make it spectacular.