We are all full of fears, we are all chickens. I used to think that feeling fear was not good. That once you had confidence the fear would go away and you could move forward. So I waited not to be afraid to do what I wanted. So I never did anything, I allowed it to paralyze me.
If you wait not to feel fear you will never move. Your fear is always there. Courage is fear in action. You most move towards what you fear, to over come it.
I am believe fear is an illusion that we create, danger is real. We create unrealistic fears. We are now in a habitual state of fear of everything. It's silly and funny what we fear. We have lost the essence of who we truly are.
Feeling fear is something that you create with your mind, something we feel uncomfortable feeling. EVERYONE feels fear.
We are afraid of what others my think, or say about us. We are afraid of being silly and ridiculous. Of showing our vulnerability.
Fear is an energy, a feeling WE generate from a thought that we create. There is a energy that shifts when you TRUST and believe!
So why the chicken suit?
A Chicken represents fear, I admit I am a chicken, there are lots of things I am afraid of. Once you admit being afraid you get a step closer to facing that fear.
I designed and made the suit myself, I thought this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever done. It will remind me how ridiculous my fears are. The Chicken helps me get out of my own skin and be silly, be ridiculous and vulnerable, a freedom that I have not allowed myself before. I have dragging it with me to 10 countries to make my point. Some relate to me some laugh and some may think I'm stupid.
As humans we judge and asses people by their looks, some times not even given them a change to be who they are, we judge by weight, looks, race, style, height and gender. All my life I have been concern about how I looked. I was worried about what others thought of me. Always feeling uncomfortable with myself. There is a rigidness and shyness that I have developed.
If I am in a chicken suit I am simply a chicken, you are not looking at me as a person. The message may come across clearer for some. There is a connection you make with others when you share a smile or a giggle, or a good laugh.
Please laugh share it with your friends, encourage me and support our project. If you don't laugh you might be taking life to seriously and may need to relax and get in a chicken suit.
I hope this inspires you to be silly, ridiculous and not care what others think of your dreams.
Be a Super Chicken and go after your dreams!
My purpose is to inspire others to live their dreams and believe in themselves. I want to meet people that are making a difference and are living a dream. By inspiring others we inspire ourselves. In turn those who are inspired will inspire others. We all have a purpose in life, and our main job is to find out what that is—to follow our heart and our passions. This is what my heart is calling me to do. It’s not always easy and I was very scared of leaving everything behind: my life, my family, my friends, my security, my home, my things. I don't want to say, "someday". I don’t want to have any more regrets in life. I’m not just a chicken. For the first time in my life I have the courage to believe in myself.
There are people that are doing extraordinary things. We meet inspiring people everyday, that are not chickens and are not afraid to follow their hearts. Courage is contagious and we need to start supporting each other in having courage and believe in ourselves and others.
Even with just a kind word, encouragement or a smile, we can make a difference. Support comes in all forms. We can all give inspiration, enthusiasm and passion to one another. We all can make a change.
If you are much quicker to judge and criticize than to encourage and support, you need to make a shift in your spirit. You need to ask yourself why you are a chicken.
Change starts with us individually. We need to rise and start believing in ourselves.
Lets all share hope, joy, encouragement, and INSPIRATION!
It’s important to focus on positive things, and on those individuals who are making a difference—people that inspire, people that we can admire and that can inspire us to make a change in our own lives. There is a lot of bad news in our world. We need the good news also. I don’t want my daughter growing up in fear and doubt, without hope for the future or for humanity. I want her to trust that we as individuals can be the change we want to see in our world and in our homes. Change starts with us: if everyone gives of their talents and abilities, if we live our purpose without fears we can start making a difference.
YOU can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you can NOT have both.