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Letting Go of the Certain

We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

Joseph Campbell

Whether our Call chooses us, or we choose it, at some point, we have to take a leap into the unknown. If we keep one foot on the shore and one on the boat, we will eventually fall into the sea, break in two, or rip our trousers. To avoid this unfortunate turn of events, there comes a point where we need to decide to move forward onto the path of the Quest. The trouble is, once you commit, there is no going back and there is also no guarantee of success. Commitment requires letting go of the familiar, the known, and stepping into the new, the unfolding, the unknown.

Tilicho Lake

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