Debbie Reynolds shared this post. It really hit a spot for me this morning..and I thought, gosh maybe some others could use the inspiration!!
Moving Forward Past Fear
This morning I decided to read from an inspirational magazine that I used to get monthly. I had an old one and randomly picked a day for its affirmation. Ironically it spoke to exactly what I am working through at this very moment and the title was “Freedom From Fear”. After reading it, I had an aha moment. Many of my reactions to life’s challenges, to my own ego have been based in fear.
Fear of people disliking me. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of not having love reciprocated. Fear of incremental disagreements, and fear of speaking out against them and of being ostracized.
Those who say they fear nothing are possibly showing us the way through to the other side, leading us in a forward direction as if to say, I’ve been there and I’ve made it through, so can you.
The author, Jack Canfield states, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear”. Fear is not necessarily innate, but a learned response as we go through life. Love is innate, as author Marianne Williamson says: “love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is unlearning the fear and the acceptance of love back in our hearts.”
That love may just be what’s needed for inner work to happen. Embrace those who want to harm with acceptance for the journey they are on, as they, too may be reacting simply to the fears of their own creation. You are just the vessel for their fear to be carried on. You can choose to carry it or leave it.
Look at Martin Luther King, Gandhi. They were fearless against monumental odds. They chose to love and embrace their naysayers, who were all reacting from a standpoint of fear and thus anger. Facing their own fears, even of potential death and moving through those created great change in the world.
Today, you have the energy to create love or fear. It’s the same energy inside you, which one will you choose?
We need the tonic of wildness~Thoreau
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