In 1947 Thor Heyerdahl sailed a reed raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands to test a theory that people traveled by using only the materials and technologies available during pre-columbian times. He faced ridicule by his peers for the concept, faced the weather of the Pacific and finally his raft struck a reef.
Amelia Earhart in 1937 attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe. She had two prior attempts which included mechanical failures, unfavorable weather patterns, and always the fear of reaching her fueling stations.
So you are thinking, yes all these people are great explorers, how could I possibly add my name to that list?
When you do the work to explore your inner self are you facing the unknown. It won’t make the cover of National Geographic but it takes courage, guts, fortitude to look inside and see your truth. There will be times where you cannot think of putting one foot in front of the other, as Sir Edmund Hillary must have thought as he climbed Everest.
You may be ridiculed as Thor Heyerdahl was, but it did not stop him because he believed in his vision, his project and his mission.
To navigate your heart and your life there will be failures, you may have to make several attempts like Amelia Earhart.
To explore you will be scared, you will feel fear, and so did these three explorers.
To explore your true self can be as steep a climb, as wide as an ocean, or as vast as the sky. You are an explorer in the truest sense of the word.
Add your name to the list!