Like most people, I struggle with fear. Fear of failure. Fear of insignificance. Fear of sickness. Fear of snakes. It is irrational. I don’t know why, but fear can paralyze me quick. I can’t talk. I can’t think. I hate when I allow that to happen to me.
For the longest time I thought that fears were just something that I would have to accept. My lot in life. But somewhere deep inside of me there was a voice telling me that I was not supposed to be ruled by fear. I didn’t have to give in to it. Its true. I don’t have to give in to it.
So, there are areas of my life that I have started to turn into the fear. As a cancer survivor this has been exceptionally difficult. I have to face my fear. I have to stare at it and examine it. I am finding it to be nothing more than wind and shadows. I am finding myself empowered…I still stay away from snakes.
What are you afraid of? What imagined things hold you back from what you could be doing? I think that the words fear and alive are opposed in many ways. If we want to be alive, fully alive, we can’t live under fear’s rule. We have to be able to look into the fear, see the truth, and do what needs to be done.
There are times we will all be afraid of something. Consider the source. Some fears keep you safe. Some fears only serve to keep you in chains. Which one are you up against?