Seeing Beyond our Fears

The irony of the topic this month is that we’ve allowed fear to take over when our real goal was to be free of our fears. We’ve allowed it into our lives on a weekly basis, talked about it, thought about it, fought over it and struggled to change it. Yes, we talked about how it was necessary to face our fears and try to understand them to take our power back and be able to overcome them, but there’s more to fears than fears themselves. Fears really mask what could be and what we could have. So today and Friday we’ll be looking at the other side of fears and moving past them.

Did you know that when it’s daytime the sun is always there, even when clouds are present? I know this sounds obvious, but stick with me for a minute. When it’s dark for night time outside the sun isn’t present, it’s on the other side of the world. But when it’s daytime no matter whether it’s snowing, raining, hailing, or there are clear blue skies, the sun is always there, even if we don’t see it. It doesn’t just leave the proverbial room while the wet weather happens and comes back when it’s done, it’s always there, we just can’t see it because our vision is blocked by clouds and precipitation. It is easy to not try to see past the cloud to the sun behind them, and to forget that the sun is there, especially during storms that last for days.

The same is true when it comes to fears. When we look at our fears we can get absorbed into them and forget that there’s more to life. Fears are really good at keeping us distracted so that we aren’t able to see what we could if we weren’t wrapped up in them.  But if you’re able to look beyond your fears it becomes a lot easier to face and overcome them and do more with your life and dreams than those who stay stuck looking at their fears.

So what about you? Are you allowing your fears to block your vision of everything else, including the path to freedom?

“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” Marilyn Ferguson


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