Attraversiamo – Let's Crossover


The middle ground of life is a double sided coin. On one side is the comfort of the familiar. And on the other the fear of the unknown.
We sort-of crave and are repulsed by both.
We hate being in the gray zone. That in between place. Stuck between worlds. Not sure where we’re going and a little hurt by where we’ve been.
But at the same time we crave routine. We do everything in our power to create it. And if it’s shaken in any way, we’re rocked to the core.
But you see, it’s that possibility, of touching your core that brings about the greatest insights, awareness and understanding.
And maybe somewhere within our minds we know that.
We know that if we have the courage to “crossover” and move forward we’ll be stepping into the unknown. Discovering aspects of who we are. Exploring unchartered territories of ourselves. And there’s a huge chance that we’ll step forward naked, wearing only our scars of triumph and defeat for the world to see.
And this scares the crap out of us. So much so that we’ll choose to stay stuck.
Stuck in our pain. Stuck in our problems. And stuck in our patterns.
Because we’re used to them. We’re comforted by them. We’ve become numb to whatever pain and discomfort that comes along with staying exactly where we are. And we’ll choose that life, that way of living, over the possibility of something more.
The crazy thing is that no matter how hard we cling to the past, or where we are right now, life keeps moving forward. And we can resist it, which we do alot, or we can choose to be swept up in the tides of change.
We can choose to crossover.
Attraversiamo! (Let’s crossover.)

By Ian Marshall

Ian Paul Marshall has been initiated by the Dalai Lama, is trained in Zen as transmitted through the teachings of the Venerable Dr. Thich Thien-An and Seung Sahn Dae Jong Sa and is the founder of based out of Toronto, Canada.

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