Faith & Fear
If we could all make decisions and live our life from a place of FAITH instead of FEAR, the entire world would be a completely different place. Can you even imagine what that would look like in your day, moment to moment, let alone your entire life? Your relationships would change drastically. The way you speak would be motivated from a place of trust and confidence, without doubt. You would be stronger, happier, more attentive and peaceful. Just that tiny (huge) attitude change could shift the entire trajectory of your life...if you let it.
That said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with fear. (If you attended this year's Fearless Warrior Yoga Conference, you already know that!) Fear leads us out of unsafe situations, toward opportunities, away from things we no longer need and is often our biggest teacher or our biggest push out of stagnation. Remember that without fear, there would also be no bravery.
But if you take a moment to consider your biggest, most fear-inspiring audacious life-goal, chances are, whatever is holding you back from that is some sort of fear. Financial fear, fear of broken or damaged relationships, fear of the unknown/change, fear of failure...etc. If you were to push through that fear, beyond that huge hurdle, then what? What if you do fail? What if it doesn't work out the way you planned? What if you're not happy? Do you think you would be happier knowing that you never tried? Because what if you CAN?
When we don't trust, we lack peace. When we lack peace, we can't move forward. What is holding you back today?
Let me finish with one of my very favorite poems, by Marianne Williamson:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”