The Mistress Fear (Guest Blog)
Author: Jeremy Parris
Sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down in our own self pity. To convince ourselves that certain goals are unattainable. We all go through slumps where our own worst enemy is ourselves. We forget what it is to live, and what joys gentle embrace feels like. We forget what it means to be a dreamer. Don’t fret though my friend, it happens to the best of us. The trick to this slum, this deviant deceiver, is to use it to your advantage. So breath in, and know all will be well. It’s all about the perspective.
Use your doubts and fears to recognize where your boundaries lie. So you can better understand the lay of the battlefield. Find those walls that held in your ambition and dreams. Map them out, identify their weak spots, after all you were their engineer. Learn them as you have learned your joy so you can topple the walls and be set free.
You see fear is not a disabler, it’s an enabler. It enables you to better yourself. Look that beast in the eye and understand your terrible mistress so you can better love yourself. Don’t plant yourself in doubt, for if you do then the day is done.
Let fear teach you, guide you, show you how to better accomplish your dreams. Stand strong and true. Granted, these things are easier said than done. But when you find yourself in that rut just remember the good. Remember what love is, remember the last time your stomach did back flips in excitement. Muster however you can to make that push.
Do not stop pushing once your walls have fallen either. Keep pushing, keep growing, keep learning about yourself. As when this growth happens is when things begin to change in your life. When fear becomes a lesser emotion, and before you know it you have it firmly tamed under your heel. Only leaving more room for joy, hopes, and dreams. You’ve given them a new space to flourish, in a cleaner and safer environment.
So put up and keep up the good fight, as you’re fighting for yourself. The most gratifying kind of engagement.
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