“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurti
How often do you spend time observing and learning about your fear? What if learning to understand your fear gave you the freedom that all the attempts at running away from, controlling, or suppressing your fear have never delivered?
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“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.” ~Rudyard Kipling
What lies are your fears telling? Do you recognize them?
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“Fear is not the enemy. Waiting to stop feeling afraid is.” ~Marie Forleo
Fear is a natural part of life. We can’t avoid it. We also can’t let it stop us from doing what needs done.
Where do you need to quit letting fear stop you and take action in spite of the fear?
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“It’s hard to know whether to laugh or to cry at the human predicament. Here we are with so much wisdom and tenderness, and—without even knowing it—we cover it over to protect ourselves from insecurity. Although we have the potential to experience the freedom of a butterfly, we mysteriously prefer the small and fearful cocoon of ego.” ~Pema Chödrön
How often fear tempts us into being a smaller version of ourselves as we seek to protect ourselves, and yet what amazing freedom lies beyond that cocoon of ego when we are able to face fear without hiding away our deeper wisdom and tenderness.
“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.” ~Brené Brown
I love this perspective on the dark places of our lives, and I find it to be quite accurate to my experience. What do you think?