Shoreline or River Ride?
Music has always been a part of my life. Listening to the lyrics always uncover deeper meanings and connections. Amazing how perfect songs seem to come up at just the right time. This is a song I have had in my heart since childhood. And while it may not have "meant" a whole lot to me then, it sure means the world to me now. Each time I feel fear come up, I remember that I can either watch the water slip away or I can get in the boat and enjoy the ride. <3
Here is a clip of lyrics from the song The River by Garth Brooks
"Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
'Til what we put off 'til tomorrow
It has now become today
So don't you sit upon the shoreline
And say you're satisfied
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance that tide"
Being in the field of coaching, I get to support people in going after goals & dreams. <3 This song reminds me of that beautiful dance. They aren't standing on the sidelines. They are jumping into the rapids and moving their vessel with the flow of the river. Each time they are willing to get in the water, they learn to navigate better. Each time they get off the shoreline they are stepping outside their comfort zone to get more of what they want in life. <3