Fear shows up in a variety of ways from negativity, frustration, anger, disappointment, uncertainty, being scared, unworthiness – feelings that take you out of happiness, or at least dim your happiness. Fear comes in all shapes and sizes from a brief thought you quickly dismiss to a looming darkness that takes more effort to move through.
We often see fear as a bad thing. However when you are able to look at it as a tool that alerts you when something is off, then fear becomes a friend rather than a foe. Fear becomes an alert service to refocus and return to love.
For the next week, when fear visits I invite you to:
Be gentle with yourself. Again fear can and will visit. When you see it as a tool rather than a threat, you can learn what is to learn in the experience.
Be gentle with others who are in a space of fear. We all have our own paths to walk and some choose to let fear move in rather than visit. Be gentle with them as they are on their own journey, you don’t have to join them on it.
Remember times in your past when you were dealing with a challenge and once on the other side you were able to see the value in that experience. Know that on the other side of whatever you are afraid of today will be okay as it was in past experiences.
Mostly my wish for you is to understand that on the other side of fear is deeper love as once you’ve walked through the challenges of life you find yourself in deeper gratitude for where you’ve been, where you currently are and where you are going.
Until next time, love lives here, fear just visits.
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
~ Rosa Parks
“We are afraid of the enormity of the possible.”
~ Emile M. Cioran