As a child I loved the story of the three bears. There was never a time that I heard it that I didn’t place myself in their house in my mind. I mean I could actually imagine myself in every room. It was just something about that adventure that Goldie Locks took.
In case it’s been a while since you read or heard the story of the three bears allow me to reintroduce it to you, well my version of it.
Once upon a time there was a little girl named Goldie Locks. She was adventurous and curious. She lived near a forest. Her parents always told her not to go into the forest because it wasn’t safe. Well one day she wandered into the forest and came across a house. What she didn’t know is that a family of bears lived there.
Before she got there the three bears were up having breakfast. But since the porridge momma bear made was too hot they decided to go for a walk.
While the three bears were on their walk Goldie Locks came upon their house. She knocked on the door but no one answered, so she went in. When she got in she saw the bowls of porridge on the table and decided to try some. She tasted momma bear’s porridge and said it was too cold. Then she tried papa bear’s porridge and said it was too hot. Then she tried baby bear’s porridge and said it was just right and she ate it all gone.
Next she decided to sit down and rest for a while. First she sit in momma bear’s chair and said it was too soft. She then tried papa bear’s chair and said it was too hard. Then she tried baby bear’s chair and she said it was just right. While she was sitting in his chair it broke all to pieces.
So she decided to go upstairs and lay down for a while. First she laid on momma bear’s bed but it was too soft. Next she laid in papa bear’s bed but said it was too hard. Then she laid on baby bear’s bed and said it was just perfect. Soon she was fast asleep.
While she was sleep the bear family came home. When they walked in baby bear said someone has been eating my porridge and ate it all gone. He begin to cry. Then he said someone has been sitting in my chair and broke it all to pieces and he cried some more. Next the bears went upstairs and baby bear said someone has been sleeping in my bed and yells there she is!
Goldie Locks jumped up and ran home and never went back to the forest again.
As an adult as I think of this story I get a whole different visualization. I visualize freedom strength and fearlessness.
This children’s story speaks volumes to me now. I see that Goldie Locks had no fear. She decided to explore the unknown and tried out things along the way and found what was best for her. She learned what she liked and was brave enough to see each element through.
Thats how we should be in life. We should not fear the unknown and we should set out in adventures and discover what we like and what works for us. It took each experience in order for her to find what was just right for her. If she had fear the chair would have never broken and she would have run out crying.
In life fear can keep you from your destiny. Right now you may have dreamed of packing up and moving to a new state but you keep talking yourself out of it. How do you know what adventures are out there? Maybe your promotion is there. Maybe your spouse is out there. Maybe an overwhelming peace is out there but you are too afraid to go.
Dont allow fear to stop you. You can always go back to the familiar but until you step into the unknown you have no way of knowing what lies ahead.
So this weekend set out on a new adventure and leave fear home. If you break a few chairs along the way it’s ok. The experiences will make the journey.