Which Door Do You Find Yourself Choosing???
There is no doubt that all of us face times when fear is the door we walk through. Fear because we are afraid of what might happen, fear because of what has already happened and we don't want to go through anything like that again, fear because of world events that we feel powerless over, and fear about things in general when we get that 2 a.m. wake-up call for the committee meeting in our head that goes through every fear imaginable. You need to tell that committe to sit down and shut up! But that ability to stand up to fear doesn't just happen overnight.
So, how do you learn to walk through the door of "love" instead of fear?
We all fall down - we all have those moments or days when we are filled with despair and feel hopeless and fearful. But one of my favorite quotes (don't know by whom), says something like this: It's not about how we fall, it's about how we get back up. Fear can be a great immobolizer. And often fear leads to depression.
Think about this -- fear always points to something in the future. Unless you are currently facing a striking rattlesnake in the grass in front of you, or are actually dealing with an immediate threat, fear always points to something in the future. It is a story in your head. I think it's important to realize that. This brings to mind a quote by FDR - "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
So, how do you move from choosing the door of fear to the door of love??
The process of moving from a fear based life to a love based life always begins with the recognition of the need to learn how to truly love yourself. Choosing love over fear signifies that you view your life from the standpoint of strength and hope, self-confidence and self-care as opposed to fear, jealousy, or the need to constantly prove yourself or be self-righteous.
Choosing love over fear will also change the effect you have on all those around you. We are all in this together and what affects each one of us, essentially affects us all...
Until Next Time,
"Live Now-Live Well!"