about 1000 days of daring greatly

"1000 days of Daring Greatly" is a personal project by Yummii

The project is based on the book; "Daring Greatly" by Brene Brown

For 1000 days, Yummii has set out to take action and be in the arena of her life. She is to discover the realm of Daring Greatly.

Her journey is about discovering courage, vulnerability, and ultimately, mastering the art of living wholeheartedly - and being wholehearted.

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Day 296: Daring to navigate failure

What does failure feel like?

What is the voice of failure saying to you?

If you can understand every nook, cranny, and corner of the obstacles that stand between you and what you desire, you are in a much better position to tackle it.


When the experience of failure kicks in, I feel stupid.

I feel flawed. I feel doubtful. I feel defeated. I feel lonely. I feel lost. I kick myself. I judge myself. I am ashamed. I am resigned. I am embarrassed. I am scared. I obsess about the failure. I feel lack. I find it hard to breathe. I feel suffocated. I feel weak.

My body feels contracted. My shoulders slump. I crouch inwards. My jaw is locked. 

My heart beats faster. My heart feels heavy.

In choosing to live wholeheartedly - we choose to be led by the heart. We choose to be led by love.

We assume that when we choose to live from the heart, the outcome matches the beautiful vision of nirvana that we have created in our mind. 

To live from the heart is to be independent of results, outcome, attachments, and expectations. 

The experience of failure is only triggered when we impose an expectation or we are attached to an outcome.

Our human minds then seek something to blame. We want something to be responsible for our hurt, pain, and discomfort. 

We place blame on our heart.

However, it is the mind of the ego and it's story about failure that creates the inner turmoil.

In taking time out to explore failure, we give ourselves the opportunity to shift our mindset. We equip ourselves with understanding our triggers, and being aware of the sensations that arise - and then in the next moment, we can choose to expand rather than habitually and reactively contract. 

The opportunity of the experience of failure; is the expansion of our heart.

To live wholeheartedly is to trust our heart - irrespective and independant of expectations, attachments, and outcomes.

If one chooses to live wholeheartedly and with courage, the experience of failure has no power over you.

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