I think fear exists to stop me from doing something that might cause physical or emotional pain. But it’s like a warning label; there for me to take notice of, assess if the danger is real or not, and then make a decision. It’s not a manual. It isn’t the decision made for me, dictating my moves.
I have felt fearful of many things in the past year and I am grateful for what it was teaching me about my beliefs and habits and choices.
Gratitude has allowed me to shift my relationship with fear. When I feel it, I know to take notice of what it’s trying to warn me of, to thank it for caring and warning me, and then to acknowledge that its “job” is done and it can leave now. Claire will make the decision for herself. Not fear.
What are your thoughts on fear and its use in our lives?
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