Yesterday I was walking to an appointment down a very nice street in town. I was really excited about this 1 mile walk—I was getting fresh air and exercise, I knew where I was going, and I was traveling down a beautiful street.
Everything seemed perfect until it wasn’t. Shortly into my journey, I noticed a handful of people hanging on a street corner and smoking. That, in and of it self doesn’t sound odd, except there is nothing at this corner to linger for—there is nothing there except houses. My brain tried to process all of these people “lingering,” and of course it went to fear, but I had an appointment to keep so I just kept walking. The fear, of course, subsided as I moved on.
I learned a lot about fear on that walk. I felt it come and go because I was physically moving through the fear, and we can do that, too, even when we are not walking. Think of something you want right now that you’re afraid to move forward on and ask yourself, “What am I afraid of?” Now ask yourself, “What if I “walked” right through this fear until I wasn’t fearful anymore?” Fear subsides if we can get to the other side, otherwise it’s like a huge brick wall that prevent us from getting anywhere. We get to decide what we are going to when we are faced with fear. It’s our choice.
Let’s GO! WE GOT THIS!