Fear, an old friend of mine. Is the sky falling or am I growing? lol
I think fear is part of life. At it's best, it alerts someone to immediate dangers in their environment. On the other hand, I suspect it's drawbacks
may be at the root of most of the negativity in the world around us.
Scary as it may be, it's worthwhile wrestling one's fears. Given time, the understanding that comes from that helps to build character.
One of my biggest fears growing up, was that my best wasn't good enough. This made me feel torn between heart and mind, duality can be a bitch.
My Oma and Opa would try to reassure me, "Smooth seas, never made for skillful sailors". They lived and saw horrors that nobody should go through.
They came out the other side. They were reluctant to discuss the war, though did their best to point me in the right direction with what it taught
Those I look up to, helped heal me. They weren't necessarily fearless, rather they appear to share a more healthy relationship with it. Integrity, is
one of the first words that come to mind when I think about how I feel about them. Priceless, the lesson their example taught me.
The better you practice getting to know yourself, gradually easier it becomes to grow past fear.
Imo, spiritual growth encourages one to let go of fear, by facing the images we hold and seeing them for what they are. Reminds me of playing with a
Fear often functions as a limiting factor. For example, If someone feels afraid of heights, they may look at a tree and never try to climb it. They
may believe they can't, but do they know? No, they don't unless they try. Ego plays on fear, hijacking potential in the process. It weighs people
Thing is, unless someone tries, they never know what could be possible. Individuals can grow beyond their wildest dreams, and life can be a true
I remember working at BC Place. I was on the ground crew building the stadium walls before the raising gang placed them. I would look up and admire my
brothers, grateful to do my part on the ground. I did that for a while, looking up occasionally and seeing what was going on.
One day, while I was looking up there. My Foreman approached me, "Nach, make sure you bring your diapers next week!"
"You are going to torque bolts up there!"
A part of me felt uneasy, I never pictured myself working up there. I liked climbing trees as a kid, but never really went above 40ft. I felt scared,
but excited too, I knew I just had to practice listening to my partner and following our safety training.
I was green, they teamed me up with a wonderful partner. Took a couple of weeks to get more used to it, the scenery and experience was a rush!
Idk, it's learning to focus on working underlying principles in various environments as opposed to getting hypnotized by what's going on around
The integrity that I recognized in these hero's of mine, adds a kind of conviction to everything they do. It's like the light that they are tapping
into, brings everything together for them. In essence, learning to practice putting your best foot forward, allows one the opportunity to live life
with no regrets. The confidence that comes with that, provides the freedom to explore more.
I just wish people would realize that anything's possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.-Terry Fox
It is the difference between weather and climate!
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