Halloween is often about getting scared on purpose. When I was younger, my friends and I would wait in long lines and pay to run through the haunted houses or corn mazes…. Why? Cuz for some reason being scared on purpose for this holiday is acceptable. But fear isn’t really welcomed in other ways or around other special days. Maybe it’s fun because we get to ALLOW ourselves to feel the fear, with some kind of safety net; any other time we are avoiding scared things and playing pretend about how strong we are.
There are many things in life that I fear. And yet so many are unfounded or unrealistic. Fear can be a motivator or a cripple ones movement… Like in so many life moments, there is a choice to be made.
One of my fears is to have my family be disappointed in me. I often let my husband down by not having dinner ready or getting his laundry done and it bothers me. I can’t seem to catch up these days. But even with that I don’t fear that he will love me less or treat me different, he loves me either way. But I do have a car payment to make now (after nine years of not) so that one weighs on me more that the laundry. I have to do what it takes- fight through the fear of working the businesses and processes that I have in place. To earn the income for my family hats a big deal and everyone has that right! And when you own businesses big or little, comes with a large side of fear in most cases. So I know that I’m not totally crazy on that part. Lol
What is it you fear most?? I’d like to know.
“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” –Judy Blume
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” –Dale Carnegie
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” –Yoda
“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”–Nelson Mandela