The Wisdom That Is Fear

Fear is always present when we seek to pursue anything in our lives worth doing. 

Fear is always present when we seek to pursue anything in our lives worth doing. When life changes happen, for example, starting a new relationship, having a baby or changing careers, deep fears can surface.

Yet, these fears can be for the greater good. It is our way of questioning whether these changes are what we really want in life. It is also a potent reminder that when moving into the new, releasing and grieving the past is necessary.

We should not be discouraged by the insecurity and uncertainty we feel; they are part of the process. Yes, it may throw us off balance but its purpose is to reveal to us that we are at the edge of our comfort zone. Facing fear helps us mentally and sometimes physically, overcome an inner obstacle. The more we respect the process, the more we can be open to the wisdom that lets us know it is time for growth or stillness. We become adept in identifying its arrival, and giving an appropriate response.

Our approach may take different forms. Sitting quietly in meditation or by journaling. the latter can prove powerful by writing down whatever comes up – your excitement, your sadness, your hopes. It is a great way to learn more abut yourself through the vehicle of fear and to remember anything worth doing in your life is almost always accompanied by fear.

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