Dare yourself

Whichever path you choose for yourself, dare to be yourself. Dare to step out of the box.

by Sherry Anshara — 

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” — Helen Keller. “Truth or dare” — Madonna. Two flip sides of the coin of perspectives by two women from completely different ends of the spectrum of time and space. Then again, maybe not. Both women dared to be themselves in the evolution of their lives and the causes they affected.

Helen Keller overcame insurmountable odds, changing the perspective of what so-called handicapped individuals could achieve. She rose to the challenge of being deaf and blind, not just by “talking” about her situation but “seeing” through her disadvantages and the belief systems of the time.

She put herself out there bravely and deliberately, without fear of being ridiculed. Whether she was ridiculed is not the issue; the point is she dared herself to share her struggles and victories. She was and is still a paradigm shifter for the ages. She contributed to the lives of others and became a “sign” of what can be accomplished from the worst-case scenario to continuing achievements as she helped others hear and see in new ways. She dared! She evolved as she helped others evolve into a new consciousness about the handicapped.

Madonna was a young girl with a vision and a drive to succeed, and she has reinvented herself many times over, evolving physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually throughout her career. She has been both adored and criticized, even banned at various times of her life, but she has persevered, doing it her way. Whether you agree with her or not, she too has had the courage to live her life on her own terms. She is fearless. At times it has seemed as though she was so far out of the box, yet today Madonna’s life veers closer toward the mainstream in her roles as wife, mother and children’s book author. Not something that anyone would have expected from her earlier days as a rebel.

It may seem strange to write about these two women in the same article. However, both were rebels for their times. Both proved to be paradigm shifters. Both dared to be different during their respective life spans and chose to live their lives out of the box, instead of within the safety of the accepted norm.

Whichever path you choose for yourself, dare to be yourself. Dare to step out of the box. Look at life from all perspectives. Helen Keller did. Madonna did. Trust your gut feeling. See a bigger vision for yourself.

Do not let others stop you from achieving your dreams. And remember, it is not only about reaching the destination, as you learn from the lives of these two very different women. Rather, it is about how you choose to experience the journey as you move through each stage of your life.

Enjoy the process. Make each moment count, because each moment of your life belongs to you.


Sherry Anshara is founder of the QuantumPathic Center of Consciousness, creator of QuantumPathic Cellular Therapy and has a medical intuitive practice in Scottsdale, Ariz. She is an author and hosts Conscious Healing on achieveradio.com. 480-609-0874, sherryanshara@quantumpathic.com or www.quantumpathic.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 27, Number 2, April/May 2008.

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