Being in a difficult stage of life at the moment, I find myself thinking more and more about fear.
Its a powerful thing.
In some ways, fear is a good thing – it keeps us safe and prevents us from doing things that might harm us. It’s fear that keeps us from venturing into dangerous places and from doing things we’re not prepared for.
On the other hand, fear can prevent us from doing things that would be great for us – what if those dangerous places lead to somewhere great? Or that thing you didn't feel you were ready for was something that could have made all the difference in the world?
The one fear I have been exposed to recently is one that I find simply, Cruel.
Fear of one's self. Being afraid of who you are and what you can be. And I'm not talking about the kind I suffer from ;)
No, this is a proper fear of one's self. Fear of not knowing who you are based on the belief that you do not understand yourself well enough. Fear due to the lack of understanding. The lack of knowledge of not knowing what you want or what you need because you fear that you cannot make the right decisions. So you end up pushing things away and wandering aimlessly because you FEAR.
What a vicious cycle.
I do not know how to professionally handle these issues. But I can say this, CHOOSE. Choose to LOVE.
Choose yourself. Choose to love who you are, who ever that may be. No one ever knows what the future holds or who they will be in the future. Circumstances change all the time. But the happier people are the ones who have chosen to Love. Love themselves no matter who they are and who they turn out to be.
Deciding you no longer need to choose to be afraid always draws unto you, the solution. No one said that any path would be easy, but it is a lot easier when you like the company you are with, YOURSELF.
Now, I normally do not condone profanity on Foxydy, but in this case, it just seemed appropriate. :)
The minute you start running, your shoes will always be on.