Fear- Does It Run Your life?
This morning I was confronted with a fear that has been in my life for so long, I could almost call it a frenemy. It has a reoccurring theme for me because it is rooted in the scary unknown. The circumstances vary, but the fear always seems to be there.
So why am I writing about something that has become such a commonplace thing for me?
Because so much of what I see and read about every day has a very strong element of fear laced through it, whether it’s politics, Covid, money, or as simple as going to the grocery store. Fear is everywhere. Peter and I have made a distinctive departure away from thinking from a place of fear, to one of looking for the possibilities of something great coming out of the unknown.
A really important aspect of You Can Choose is the world is all about you and having the experiences you choose. The Universe is all good if you’re open to it. The first question we ask people we work with is “What do you want?” It’s a simple question that I’ll reword to: “Do you want so much fear in your life?”
If the answer is a resounding “No”, then this is the way you shift away from it.
Notice your thinking – are you starting off your thoughts with “It won’t work” or “I always come out on the short end”? It’s thoughts like this that show up in the kinds of things that occur in your daily life and bias you toward a fear-based life.
Instead, try asking what would you like to happen. What if you said instead – “I’m excited to see what kind of outcome shows up!” or “this time I’m looking forward to a great result!” And then be open to all the possibilities that are available to you.
The difference between the two thought patterns is the kind of energy you bring to the situation. When it’s fear-based, the outcome takes on a distinctly negative vibe. And the reverse is true, if you’re bringing a joyful, excitement to the situation, the joyful vibe draws to you the good energy that brings better outcomes.
Since the future is uncertain, you might as well imagine the outcome you want.
Fear doesn’t disappear – the goal is to not let it take center stage. Fear can help you focus and figure out what is important to you.
What about you, how much fear do you live with every day?