Wise Words: What Are You Afraid Of?

by Britni Danielle

“Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.”–Marilyn Ferguson

Fear is a mind and dream killer. It has the power to derail your entire life if you are bound by it. But it also has the ability to teach you about yourself and what you may truly want from life.

What we fear most is usually failure, so we go out of our way to behave in such a way that keeps us from failing–in love, life, in our careers. We become trapped by this irrational fear and allow it to rule our lives.

I’ve been there, I don’t like to fail. I didn’t want to fail at my relationship, so I kept holding on; I didn’t want to fail at life, so I stayed in a job I hated; and I didn’t want to become the ultimate failure and disappoint my parents, so I tried my best to live up to their expectations, forgetting my own.

But I gave up. Slowly and surly I’m letting go of my fear and what I find is that it’s liberating. Scary? Definitely. Freeing? Hell yes. Letting go of fear has helped me have some amazing experiences while freeing me up to do what it is I love.

Take the first step, Clutchettes, break away. Don’t let fear be your guide.

Happy Wednesday! 

  • Dalili

    Indeed! Thanks Britni!

  • Antoinette

    smack fear in the face and pursue whatever it is you want to do. Love this post Britni!

  • shadow

    Love it!! I’m just starting to get used to facing fears at 44 yrs. old! I’ve played it safe for a loooong time y’all, but I’m enjoying this new journey of “working outside the box”. To say I feel liberated is an understatement! ;)

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