Fear is a bit of a trickster.
It can shape the way we see relationships, career options, opportunities for creative self expression, and most importantly, ourselves. Fear can also fool us into believing we are in danger when feeling
challenged or out of sorts.
When we use fear as a lens, we can refrain from stepping fully into life because it’s hard to get past a sensation that is so uncomfortable, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Yet, the “zing” of being afraid is also something we seek out with scary movies and thrilling outdoor adventures. It’s the vibe that makes us feel alive, reminding us of our inner strength and ability to rise above it to thrive.
On the latest Flirting With Enlightenment podcast, I talk about the complex relationship we have with being scared and the boundaries of what pushes us into the “uncomfortable zone.” I also talk about fear triggers and how to deal with the ways they may be influencing our quality of life. In addition, I discuss why it’s important to note where fear shows up in the body, and how it influences our thoughts and emotions, which can trigger a feeling of powerlessness that appears bigger than we can handle.
Our invitation is to look at what scares us and see what we are willing to learn by what it does to our mind, body, and spirit, especially when we have to face the “unknown”. We fear what we don’t know, can’t see, and have no idea how to control. But at the same time, being afraid invites us to take a deeper look at what’s triggering us, which sets us free to live in a bigger, more authentic way. If… we are willing to push through the discomfort and take a chance on ourselves.
Interested in listening to more podcasts on a similar topic? Check out When Present Moment Thinking Masks Fear of Making a Choice and Develop Deeper Understanding and Compassion for the Shadow Self. For some 1 on 1 coaching or an intuitive reading, connect with me on Creative Katrina.