When were you most scared? Why? How did you respond? How do you wish you would have responded (Author: Mary Churchill)I heard this quote from Audre Lorde early in 2012:
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.Having really marinated in this, I'm BEcoming both wiser about and more comfortable with my FEAR.
FEAR is such a disabling and suffocating thing. And often [most often] it is merely a story in my brain fanning its flames like the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz...
FEAR sometimes wins. Usually when I have the crazy idea that everything is about me. I'm learning to notice this when it occurs. To look it boldly in the eye.
Sometimes I don't see it. Sometimes I run full-out into the jaws of it.
I think that FEAR is mostly a part of me who needs attention, kindness, and care. A part that I learned to ignore BEcause others ignored it [her].
Lately I am sitting down and having tea with FEAR. Or going for a walk with it [her].
It's good for me to consider FEAR more deeply, yet I don't feel it is much of a factor day-to-day. Like the Wizard, I am just a person living Life, wanting to DO good, and mayBE Make a Difference.
If I am good with that, I'm good... Really.