Europe Trip- Lesson Number Deux: F is for Fear, Today You Will Let Go Of All Fear.
Picture you own a yellow big bus, you’re driving when all of a sudden Mr Fear Of Success SCREAMS at you “Don’t you dare drive up that mountain!!!”. You avoid the mountain. •
Then Mr Fear Of Failure screams at you “Don’t you dare become an entrepreneur!!!”. You avoid that road too.
Then Mr Fear Of Loneliness, Intimacy, Death, Living (Insert your fear here) all SCREAM at you “Don’t you dare be vulnerable, or stay alone, or think of death or start living how you want”. You avoid all those roads too.
At some point, you no longer drive your bus.
At some point your yellow big bus becomes driven by Mr Fear.
At some point you stop living for you.
On January 21 at 3:39PM I sat at there at the edge of a ravine and had "The Talk" with Mr Fear. •
I pulled him out of my bus, faced him straight and interrogated him “Why do you fear all those things?!” “Why are you hell bent on driving my bus?”
Amongst the slew of crappy answers I got, the core truth was self-preservation. Because Mr Fear used to protect us from saver tooth tigers eons ago. That’s it. Simple as that.
My conclusion is that although you never fully get rid of him, you need to face him from time to time and tell him to stop, assure him that you got this and he’ll sit like a nice guy in the back of the bus freeing you to drive to infinity and beyond!
So, witness your fear and transform it into love. Find your ravine and do it!
It’s only, ha! going to free you. 😀