We are all Conquers


The first time I saw this video- I cried. It still moves me inside, goosebumps and I feel ENERGIZED each time I watch it!
How many of you can relate to Keala? How many of us have a gift to share with the world- we’re encouraged to share- to “step out” and just GO and yet we hide behind fears and lies and stories racing in our minds. Those stories that feel SO real and true- yet have we paused to question their validity?!

When she stepped into the “ring” her voice changed- her power came bursting through and it’s as if she OWNED the gift SHE is and was willing to share it with the room.
While holding Hugh’s hand- she could have easily stayed there- frozen by fear while battling the voice inside- YET she knew she had more to offer and give.

I can’t help but wonder- what if…

  • What if she hadn’t stepped out from behind the music stand and fear would have won?

  • Can you imagine being in the ROOM and sharing in this experience? If it moved you watching it online- imagine the power of the experience being part of the moments shared!

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned to practice is the gift of noticing how I’m feeling and what thoughts are playing themselves out in my mind- consistency- but most specially when I step into a space where I experience discomfort. Where fears arise, where I feel my knees begin to shake. I personally feared public speaking, until I started to notice what was causing that fear. While I haven’t quite fully overcome this fear, I can say that with each time I step onto the stage, or speak up and share my voice with a group my confidence increases, confidence and energy, passion and excitement overtake and push the fear aside.

Have you ever had an experience like Keala- where you were uncertain, nervous or scared of what was in front of you- or what you were about to do… and yet you too, stepped into the ring and got to impact and move a room? Or maybe you’ve been someone in a room- getting to be a part of a moment like the one above…

I’d love to hear your stories below!

Tessa Swarthout