The last month or so I have been thinking about fear. Fear can be that constant anxiwty that is an annoying pesk or a strong sense of doom thats difficult to move past. Then I re-read this article which I highly suggest reading in its entirety by the way. 7 Things Fear Has Stolen From You
And it go me to writing.
Fear not only gets in the way of me doing what I want to do, but of becoming who I need to be.
My reality is a truth. ITs a perception of the world. And only that. There are other truths and realities out there, and the more I can accept that how I see situations and how I am feeling, is only one viewpoint. The other side of fear is immense freedom. I just have to let go.
I must allow myself to feel and think and dream and question. I have to actively practice self compassion, giving myself space to learn, grow and change. And there lies the key, yet very scary word. Change. Here I am comfortable. Here I may be destructive, or held back, but here I know.
Its ok to be afraid. Sometimes fear protects me, but sometimes fear holds me back. I want to lean into discomfort, that unknown space of letting go. On the other side of fear, is everything I want.
For six years I wanted to writer a blog. It was this whisper, this desire that wouldn’t go away. I kept pushing it aside because of my fear. Of what others would think. That my story would be out there. But I w was also afraid of me. Of truly what I want and think and feel. The process of writing requires much introspection and honest reflection and then putting it all out there, leaves me letting go in a very vulnerable space.
This stretching journey has been uncomfortable for sure. But the other truth is that by stepping out and facing my fears, I have been blessed with so much more.Acknowledging a deep desire of mine to share, connect, engage and grow in the worldwide community. That I have something special to share, in my lifelong experiences. To nurture and empower other’s lives simply by living my life to the fullest and sharing my passion.
I am taking responsibility for my life. For my thoughts and emotions and how I view the circumstances I am in. I am holding myself accountable to challenging my fears. I have learned that fear can be a signal to lean in – to lean into the discomfort and make some changes. My best self lies on the other side.