Wednesday, November 7, 2007

what i know about fear

during a break tonight, i happened to read a post from a lady online who's in the process of taking a really big step toward establishing a better life for herself and her child.

it was one of those posts where something says:


this is what came out.

it's okay to be afraid. change is a very scary thing, and you are about to take a huge step out of what you have known into something you don't. of course you are afraid. you are human and that is part of being human.

the trick is to acknowledge your fear and let it come along with you, kinda like a litlte kid. your fears aren't there to terrify you, they are there to help you survive. if you weren't afraid of some things, you wouldn't survive. so be kind to your fears, you need them.

but you don't have to LISTEN to them, and you don't have to allow your fear to control your life. acknowledging that you are afraid is a huge step, but then you do what you need to do anyways, in spite of being afraid. this is a scary time in your life but its also a very exciting time. try to focus on the positives, what you will gain, whenever you feel your fears raising their ugly heads.

you see, courageous and brave people aren't any less afraid than anyone else.... they just do what has to be done anyway.

and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.

1 comment:

Patrice said...

Ah. Powerful support.