This quote has really resonated with me over the past year. On my path to self awareness, and using the LOA to actualize my desires, I realized how much fear has ruled my life.
Challenges show us how far we've come, and how far we still have to go.
My most recent challenge is starting a new business. It has taken all of me to not run back to my regular day job. Because, well.. that's what my fear is telling me to do. I realize that my habitual fear response is so ingrained that for many months I have been toying with the idea of quitting the business altogether.
"You can't do it"
"Look how stressed you are this is a sign this is not good for you"
"What if X happens, what if Y happens?"
And on and on it goes.
And it's not just the thoughts that get to me. It's my body's response to these thoughts that have sometimes an overwhelming sensation. The feeling of a clenched stomach, a closed up throat, and overall just a sickening feeling.
For some time, I tried to ignore these feelings. But no matter how hard I tried, these feelings persisted.
Looking back I recognize that resisting the fear by pushing away the thoughts and emotions only made it worse, because "what you resist, persists". Again, so true.
So, what have I decided? Well, I decided that in order to actualize the life of my dreams, these fears MUST be faced, no matter the cost. The more uncomfortable I feel, the scarier the thoughts, I MUST push through.
Like a dog with a bone, I cannot let go of my dreams.
Change is hard. It's uncomfortable. It's not easy. And for these reasons, most people live their lives like a wall flower, waiting for the perfect moment to do what they actually want to do. Out of fear of course. Fear of rejection, fear of failure, etc, etc...
But if I wait until that fear ceases to exist, well, I'll be dead.
So I decided to live a life that embraces fear, head on using the LOA...
Give it to me. I'm ready for you.
I embrace my fearful thoughts and emotions with love and trust.
I am ready to take the steps required to succeed in my business.
I am grateful for the opportunity to take this chance.
What are you afraid of?
What are you waiting for?
Tick tok.. tick tok.. :)