F.E.A.R – False Evidence Appearing Real
“Fear tells us to stop, to stay within the boundary of our protected cocoon-world. Yet when we feel fear, if we take even one small step toward it rather than yielding to our habitual pulling away, we move one step closer to the vast mind that lies beyond.”
Fear is a by-product of thought. The ego attaches to a story which repeats until it becomes a belief. Rather than saying “I’m afraid,” shine the light of consciousness on the thoughts by saying “Fear is present” or “My ego is in fear mode.” This subtle but powerful change stops the reinforcement of our identification with fear.
As we evolve, we learn to rise above the mechanisms of the mind. We discover that we can observe without becoming trapped and eventually free ourselves from limiting or sabotaging ideas.
Courage is not about being fearless; rather, it is experiencing the fear without self-criticism, judgment, opinions and reactionary behavior. From this state of awareness, we can turn and face the object of our fear and discover the joys of empowerment.
Today my intention is to remember that I am loved, supported and protected for each and every step of the journey.