An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
I spent 4 hours at 30,000 feet today, on a plane enroute from LAX to Pittsburgh to visit my man, and, with my head literally in the clouds, I asked my intuition what message to share next with my tribe.
My intuition, smart as she is, led me to pick up the in-flight magazine Hemispheres to thumb through while enjoying my Roasted Salmon Nicoise Salad (the magazine was included in the flight – the meal was not, but worth every penny of its 15 dollar price-tag).
As I was skipping through the magazine, I stumbled upon an article titled “The Upside of Unspeakable Ideas.”
It was a short piece describing an annual “Festival of Dangerous Ideas” whose aim is to “shock people out of their comfortable beliefs” via “ideas that go against mainstream opinion.”
Although topics such as “In Defense of Flogging” don’t stoke my fire, the concept of breaking through our comfortable shells certainly does.
Sometimes we know too much for our own good…or rather, think we know.
The assumptions we make are often validated with our experience because whether we realize it or not, we are subconsciously seeking proof (the famous self-fulfilling prophecy at work).
But what if we adopted a beginner’s mind with everything, acting as if we didn’t know best already?
Click to tweet>> When we question our assumptions, the possibilities become countless. <<Click to tweet
I began questioning my assumptions around what I believed I was capable of when I moved to LA by myself at 18, again when I embarked on a 7 year adventure in the world as an actress, and now as I show up every day ready to serve as a coach and healer.
I assumed I wouldn’t fit in in LA as a small-town girl from Oklahoma (breaking through that assumption by redefining what identity means to me), assumed only super-connected/super-hot/super-skinny girls got cast in films (breaking through that assumption by getting cast in several great indie films and eventually producing my own), and assumed that no one would be willing to pay me as a coach (I’m so fortunate that they have – and have experienced amazing changes as a result).
The more I realize how little I really know, the more I am open to embrace what I can possibly learn from the most unexpected places (that’s right Hemispheres magazine, I’m looking at you).
Over to you: What new and dangerous idea can you explore today that questions all assumptions you have around what is possible for your life?
P.S. In case you missed it last week, I announced my own dangerous idea – a FREE BONUS hour of one-on-one time with me throughout November (that’s buy one get one on all single sessions).
During these sessions, we get together and break through your assumptions and move toward new possibilities in your life…all while surrounding you with a ton of love and compassion.
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