Befriending Your Fear
by Janis Richman, RScP
Fear doesn’t mean we can’t, it simply means we haven’t. ~Mary Morrissey
Have you ever noticed that when you want something passionately, you are willing to push through any beliefs or fears that are holding you back?
If you are going to be successful at anything, you can expect to have a certain amount of fear. Fear is simply feedback letting you know you are at the edge of the life you have known.
If you let fear rule you, you will find yourself reacting to circumstances — rather than responding from a place of power. When what we want is greater than what we fear, we move forward.
Notice where you are placing your attention most of the time. Wherever you put your attention, it will magnify. So, keep your attention on your dream. Keep your awareness on the higher truth — that you are part of something way bigger than any circumstance or situation that might appear to be stopping you. That power and presence is everywhere, and it’s part of who you are. Focusing your attention on your higher truth helps set you free from constriction. It loosens the paralyzing grip of fear that up until now, may have held you back from your dreams.
Facts and circumstances exist, but what we believe about them and how we respond to them either keeps us trapped in fear or helps us reclaim our power. Our vision of the life we would love calls us to step outside of the life we’ve known; to step outside of our comfort zone.
Affirmation: I have the courage to pursue my dream and do it afraid!