Understanding Our Fears
“The purpose of fear is to raise your awareness not to stop your progress.”
― Steve Maraboli
What is fear? Does fear seep into your daily life? Does it control your everyday decisions and reactions? Fear serves an important function in our lives; it is programmed into us since birth to evaluate dangers and keep us safe but does it still serve us?
I was unaware that fear had been controlling many, if not all aspects of my life. Those moments where I had a fleeting idea to achieve a dream and soon felt my nervous system shift and become deregulated. As I became more aware, what I witnessed was shocking - my life was filled with triggers, reactions and behaviours ALL controlled by fear.
I began the process of coming face to face with my primary fears such as, the fear of not being good enough or the fear of abandonment and so on. After completing this step, I was able to see exactly which fear was trying to control certain situations or decisions. I would consider if that fear was warranted or just my old programming and let it go.
I cannot say that fear has completely dissolved in my life, but I can say that it doesn’t control me any more. I can separate fear from my Self and try to have courage and faith in the process.