Mindful Monday #21 – Fear
FEAR. I’ve been thinking about this topic a lot lately. One of my goals for the year is to “face (any and) all fear” big and small. As a result of my goal I can now say that I know fear at a deeper level then the average person. I feel fear is present in everyday life and I say this because I can see it’s presences in my everyday life. The more I dig deep to understand myself in relation to fear, the more compassionate I become to people and this human experience. Fear is crippling a lot of people and it’s becoming very, very painful to observe.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Fear is the enemy in life. Fear is so present in the average day, yet so silent that you may not even know the presence it has in your life. Fear is the thing that keeps you from telling someone you love them, you are sorry, you made a mistake. It is the thing that makes you laugh at a joke that you know may hurt someone else because you don’t want to go against the crowd. It’s the thing that may keep you from speaking your truth to fit in or keep you from living the life that will truly make you happy. It may be the thing that keeps toxic people and toxic relationships in your life because you feel you may be alone otherwise. I feel Franklin Roosevelt was correct when he said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” On the topic of fear I offer this quote below. Please consider which definition applies to you and your life and why.