Sunday, December 14, 2014

Every Risk

Today I made a promise to myself. I will not stop taking risks. I will not stop facing fears. I am on a journey to live the most authentic life I can lead, whatever that may mean on any given day, in any given week, month, or year.

That old saying, "There is nothing to fear but fear itself," is so true. I imagine how freeing it would be to eliminate most fear from my life... to live, not dangerously, but without holding back in anyway.

I have come to the conclusion that fear is not an emotion - it is what keeps us from feeling other emotions to their fullest. I have always been an emotional being...and I'm not ashamed of it. I don't want to feel only part of love, sorrow, joy, excitement, curiosity, etc. I want to feel all of it. Fear is like a curtain that keeps me from the back room where all of the best or deepest parts of those emotions are kept. I want access to it all. The good and the bad. The beautiful and the ugly. The light and the heavy.

Here I go...

1 comment:

  1. "Don’t run from a challenge. Instead run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet." (Nadia Comaneci)


Help me feel less alone.