Have you noticed how often it turns out that the thing we most don’t want to do, when done, turns out to be the thing we most love?
It reminds me of Joseph Campbell’s quote, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
I have had so many examples of this in my life. Times where I stalled and stalled, and then finally forced into doing the thing I didn’t want to do, discovered that it was what I wanted to do all along.
Just recently, I stalled for months going to a class that everyone was buzzing over. I had reasons. They were pretty silly really, and when looking back it was mostly because I didn’t want to be following the “masses” who loved the class, and I didn’t want to feel like the outsider on that first visit.
Finally, facing the ridiculousness of my reasoning I went, promising myself that if I didn’t like it, I just wouldn’t go back.
That was a few months ago and now I am one of those people buzzing over it. Last week I found myself smiling and laughing all through the class because I was experiencing the abundant joy feelings I used to have when I was dancing. Obviously doing what I thought I didn’t want to do, lead to what I really wanted to do.
There are three steps to doing that thing that deep down we know we want to do, or in some cases must do, that we find ourselves resisting doing.