In our day to day life, we allow doubt, worry and fear to take over our lives. We allow them to sneak in our moments of joy, our ambitious plans and our desire to push forward. Fear is a thief of our happiness, but it can also be an instinctive protector and an inner guide for making wise decisions.
One thing I was always afraid in my life was fear. The kind of fear that holds me back from being the person I really am; that fear that limits my potential. The fear that makes me question whether it’s smart to keep going. Living a life without courage, is not the life I signed up for. I was given a golden ticket for living my life to the fullest, to make the most of my adventurous journey, and fear has little space in my life.
As a warrior of my life and defender of my truth, I always had an innate desire to face my fears one by one. I never wanted to live my life regretting for the chances I didn’t take, but along the journey I found out that fear sometimes is my friend. A friend that many times I ignored and I jumped into the situation regardless the warnings. I really had to learn distinguishing the difference between what kind of fear is my ally and the kind of fear that limits me.
Something I always ask myself before I make the next step is: “Do I make decisions from a place of self-love or do I act and make decisions from a place of fear?” If fear is the answer, “What am I afraid of?” Fear can be a result of limiting beliefs or emotional wounding, but it can also be the means for protecting yourself physically or emotionally. Observing your thoughts around your situation is the key to becoming fearless.
Identifying your fears is a constant mental battle, an elusive concept that makes even the bravest of us fade. I count my victories to date, but there are much more steps to self-awareness. The more I understand myself, the more I discover that my hidden fears imprison a part of my authentic self. It’s really confronting to know that a part of you is missing because of fear. How can you conquer life without having 100% of all of who you are backing you up?
It takes a lot of honesty and bravery to face your fears, but as an daily act of self-love you’ll find that uncovering your fears it makes you stronger. You don’t choose to run away from emotions and thoughts that terrify you, but instead you open your heart to your full potential. You don’t shield and mask your pain, but instead you are preparing yourself for an amazing journey. When you ask yourself the right questions you’ll discover that fear is a process to building confidence and becoming invincible. Spread your wings and fly!
“Being FEARLESS isn’t being 100% Not FEARFUL, it’s being terrified but you jump anyway…” ― Taylor Swift