Monday, September 15, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Face Your Fears

“Always do what you are afraid to do.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hey I think this guy really knows what he's taking about. Fear is a big ugly word for me. Someone in treatment told me it stands for "False Expectations Appearing Real"...hmmmm... Yup, that sound about right. I notice whenever I am afraid of something, feeling stuck to the ground and petrified to move, its usually because I have come up with a scenario in my mind of how it will turn out (i.e. I'm God, which by the way Im not). I can assure you that for the most part I am no clairvoyant and have never accurately predicted the future. So why do I stay in fear so often? There are healthy fears of course and it is a humanistic protecting mechanism, however, when it impedes personal progress-ITS A FREAKIN' PROBLEM. My solution today is to bring a voice to my fears and let them out of my heart where they tend to seem bigger, lurking in the shadows. I will share with whomever reads this (probably only me and Kelly) a few of my biggest fears:

SPIDERS- no really I hate them
Losing Loved Ones
I will grow old alone (yeah my mind sees me with 14 Bellas and a rocking chair)
I will never succeed and find my real passion
I will never know true love