At the back of every excuses you make is FEAR!
It’s been living inside of you rent free all these years
and you’re not even aware of it.
We are all scared of something and sometimes, of everything.
But you ask yourself ‘YES, I AM AFRAID but what can I do about it?’
Acknowledging that you have it is the first step.
Don’t be scared to say that
‘Yes, I’m afraid!’
“I’m afraid of letting people down.”
“I’m afraid that if I fail doing the thing I love, I won’t ever recover from it.”
“I’m afraid of not being good enough”
“I’m afraid that I still don’t know where to start”
“I’m afraid that it’s too late for me”
“I’m afraid of not figuring out what I want to do with myself.”
You have to be as detailed as you can be.
Facing Fear head on removes the shackles that binds you with it. Don’t let it paralyze you or cripple you.
When you have enumerated your fears, and even cried your eyes out about it (yup, I did), you’ll realize that it’s okay.
It’s okay to feel this way. It’s okay to have such feelings.
This only means that the thing that you fear the most is the the thing that means so much to you - your dreams, your family or friends and it will remind you of those times when you were a child, back when society hasn’t corrupted you. You’ll be reminded that doing the thing you love (or being with people you treasure), even just a little bit, the emotions that you have when you do it (when you’re with them), where time seems to stop and your heart and soul are transported to that safe haven, weighs so much more and is stronger than all your fears.
And even if your fear is not knowing what to do, acknowledging it, assures you that all great things take time and that it’s okay to give yourself a break and enjoy the moment.
After all, as humans, our weaknesses and fears bind us together. The people who truly love you will continue to do so and will love you even more when you open your heart to them and show them the things that scares you the most.
Hold my hand.
Let’s be afraid together. ~ arTShie