“Fear: a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.”
That’s how the dictionary defines it.
We always associate this emotion with something bad. Something tragic and painful. The human nature is to avoid pain at all costs!
The eternal evolutionary flight or fight response!
There is a third way.
To accept fear!
To accept the unknown.
To accept the uncertain.
When we do that, fear turns into excitement. Fear turns into adventure. Fear turns into our teacher. Fear connects to our true feelings!
We cannot know for certain anything in life but we can always know that we can’t avoid fear forever. We need to face it head on at some point.
We need to face it with preparation. We need to face it with faith.
That endless, foggy, raining road with an oncoming truck is a possibility!
At that moment, we can’t let fear control our decisions.Our life.
We have to augment fear with courage. With preparation. With skill. With support from people we love and trust.
Knowing we are not alone in this journey, trusting the unknown- people, situations,breakdowns-is life!
And this is a journey of life and a lifetime journey!