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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

No Longer A Slave To Fear!



I thought this was a great mantra for today: NO LONGER A SLAVE TO FEAR.

It's always a little daunting when you realize just how much fear influences decisions. How many things have I talked myself out of - things that could've been wonderful experiences - because I was afraid of the results or of outside forces? There have been times where the anxiety was almost crippling - my imagination in hyperdrive - and it's was incredibly tempting to hold myself back and hide.

Was. 

That's a new word for me. Was. As in a thing of the past. As in I don't want to do that anymore.

Yes, it may FEEL safer to not take risks or engage 100% in life. It's less overwhelming to shy away from things or to listen to the doubts that seem to circle about like vultures. That makes me think ... fear is like a vulture - a scavenger - why should it claim the best parts of our lives? Why not live each day to its fullest - authentically - how we want - and whatever's left over ... IF there's anything left over ... let fear feed on that.

 IF there's anything left over. 

 What happens to predators that can no longer sustain themselves? They move on. So I'm saying I am no longer a slave to fear. Move on, old friend. You control me no more!

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