✨Let's Talk about FEAR✨
FEAR of not being enough
FEAR of never having enough money... success... abundance...
FEAR of being too old... thin/not thin/... life has passed you by...
FEAR of feeling invisible
FEAR has many meanings, and can have definitions different than normally thought of when you look at FEAR as an acronym.
This is a bit of fun ~ ever heard these?
False Evidence Appearing Real
Face Everything And Rise
For Everything A Reason
Feeling Excited And Ready
Face Everything And Recover
False Expectations Appearing Real
Failure Expected And Received
Future Events Already Ruined
Fighting Ego Against Reality
False Emotions Appearing Real
Forget Everything And Relax
Frantic Effort to Avoid Reality
Forgetting Everything is All Right
What you can see from this list is that FEAR is often what you make it.
Or don’t make it.
Dr. Pamela D. Garcy’s article on fear (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fearless-you/201311/fear-busting-formula-you-can-remember) utilises a F-E-A-R System to assist working through this.
The F-E-A-R System she uses stands for Focus, Expose, Approach, Rehearse.
F = Focus instead of freaking out
E = Expose instead of escape
A = Approach instead of avoid
R = Rehearse a lot
The suggestion is, let's lean into the FEAR because often what we Think is going to happen is light-years from what reality is.
Elizabeth Gilbert, the fabulous author of Eat, Pray, Love has shared the following in her book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear ~
“I even have a welcoming speech prepared for fear, which I deliver right before embarking upon any new project or big adventure. It goes something like this: “Dearest Fear: Creativity and I are about to go on a road trip together. I understand you’ll be joining us, because you always do. I acknowledge that you believe you have an important job to do in my life, and that you take your job seriously. Apparently, your job is to induce complete panic whenever I’m about to do anything interesting—and, may I say, you are superb at your job. So, by all means, keep doing your job, if you feel you must. But I will also be doing my job on this road trip, which is to work hard and stay focused. And Creativity will be doing its job, which is to remain stimulating and inspiring. There’s plenty of room in this vehicle for all of us, so make yourself at home, but understand this: Creativity and I are the only ones who will be making any decisions along the way. I recognize and respect that you are part of this family, and so I will never exclude you from our activities, but still—your suggestions will never be followed. You’re allowed to have a seat, and you’re allowed to have a voice, but you are not allowed to have a vote. You’re not allowed to touch the road maps; you’re not allowed to suggest detours; you’re not allowed to fiddle with the temperature. Dude, you’re not even allowed to touch the radio. But above all else, my dear old familiar friend, you are absolutely forbidden to drive.”
The invitation to you today is to respect the FEAR that arises today in your life…
💛Just don’t allow it to drive you💛
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