My mother always raised me that life would not be easy. How I handle life’s ups and downs would make all the difference. We can live in fear, overreact to situations or we can trust in life and be calm in times of stress. When I think about my life, I am grateful for it. The highs and the lows. It has made me who I am today. Fear is something that everyone faces. Fear is something that make us grow or hold us back. My job title is fitness expert. Every day I get people to get out of the fear and grow as an athlete. In life, we have fear. Fear of rejection, fear of failure, etc. This is something I read that I wanted to share:
|The Wisdom of Fear|
Anything really worth doing in our lives will always have some fear attached to it.
Fear has a way of throwing us off balance, making us feel uncertain and insecure, but it is not meant to discourage us. Its purpose is to notify us that we are at the edge of our comfort zone, poised in between the old life and a new one. Whenever we face our fear, we overcome an inner obstacle and move into new and life-enhancing territory, both inside and out. The more we learn to respect and even welcome fear, the more we will be able to hear its wisdom, wisdom that will let us know that the time has come to move forward, or not. While comfort with fear is a contradiction in terms, we can learn to honor our fear, recognizing its arrival, listening to its intelligence, and respecting it as a harbinger of transformation. Indeed, it informs us that the change we are contemplating is significant, enabling us to approach it with the proper reverence.
You might wish to converse with your fear, plumbing its depths for a greater understanding of the change you are making. You could do this by sitting quietly in meditation and listening or by journaling. Writing down whatever comes up–your worries, your sadness, your excitement, your hopes–is a great way to learn about yourself through the vehicle of fear and to remember that fear almost always comes alongside anything worth doing in your life.