Fear – our world is ripe with it. There is no one I have ever met that does not deal with it on a regular basis. Fear will slow down or completely halt a person on their daring journey to something greater. And, journey to something greater can include a career, parenthood, a budding soul mate partnership, reversing generations of oppression, and more. It is helpful to know what kind of fear is slamming at us, so that we can work through either the mind fear (pachad) or the growth fear (yirah) that is inevitably part of our journey. The greater the fear, the greater the path, the slower the journey (sometimes), but the bigger the reward.
Everyone is different – what scares the heck out of you might be something that doesn’t bother me in the least. Just remember that people often hold fear for a really good reason – it’s just that it’s often from an old pattern and not really rational or helpful anymore. When we see that, we can let go faster.
If all life is sacred, then we must honour the processes we morph through in life, and the processes of others as well. I liked this video because it honours (instead of dis-owns/shames) the natural process of fear. Enjoy!
Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
May we boldly go where we haven’t gone before!