As we continue our rise through the levels of consciousness, we reach ‘willingness’. But what does this mean?

It means that we stop avoiding life. We stop saying ‘no’ to life. We stop finding life so threatening and we turn towards it.

Rather than stick our heads in the sand, we are prepared to face up to life, to take the consequences of our actions, to look our demons squarely in the face (and realise by doing so that they are actually totally powerless over us).

We are willing to do the work, because believe me, the work of ‘acceptance’ which is the next level, is really hard.

We are willing to ask questions. We no longer sit on our hands and bite our tongues thinking there must be something wrong with us if we don’t understand the dysfunction going on around us. We put our hands up, we speak out, we ask the difficult questions of others and of ourselves.

We successfully began letting go of outcomes and judgement when we worked on our neutrality and therefore we have the courage to be the one who stands out if necessary.

We have a willingness to do what is right instead of what is easy. We have the willingness to speak inconvenient truths rather than comfortable lies.

We begin to embrace life and all that it offers.

That is willingness.