Sunday, May 1, 2016

Don't Run From Your Fears

Sometimes you feel like it.  Sometimes you feel like the only thing you can do is run from your fears.  However, I'm here to tell you don't run from your fears.  It won't help you.

I do realize that there are times you don't want to associate with your fears and you'd rather not even acknowledge them.  This is the human experience.  Yet, the fears are in your life for some reason.  You have given birth to them and nurtured them.  They are your fears.

Sometimes fear is very important.  It gets our attention.  It points us to some danger that we need to see.  Sometimes fear has a way of making us take notice and see that the footsteps ahead are not really what we want for our life.

Fears also show up when moments of our life come up which may be difficult to process or deal with at that point.  Experiences from our past or what lies ahead can have a protective level of fear around them.  The fear is meant for us to proceed with caution and to try to slow down and see the whole picture.

Fear is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you're running from the tiger in the jungle.  You need that fear to keep yourself alive.  You need that fear to motivate your feet and your body to run as far away and as fast as you can from the tiger.

Instead of acting like you need to run from your fears, try something different instead.  Don't see fear as something bad, but as something that can show you the way or help you see things in a different perspective.  Let it light the path and provide another perspective in your life.

Let the energy of fear propel you forward, not keep you hidden in your cave.  Let the possibility that fear is hiding from you, be one of the most enlightening moments of your life.  Harness the energy.  Embrace fear.  Become one with fear.

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