I am sitting here feeling guilty and lazy for not writing a blog post in the last 3 weeks; I am learning to give myself permission to do that. I have been focused internally, so much so that even writing a blog post seemed daunting and I found myself with nothing to write about. I have decided that I am beginning a new section on TB, dedicated to quick daily insights or things to chew on. Each post being a quick 1-2 min read. This fits my life right now.
I used to say, “Fear is a liar.” and until a few weeks ago I believed it with my whole heart. That fear is the voice in your head telling you, “you are not good enough” or “what if you make a fool of yourself”, “what would so and so think?” You get the picture. But that voice, that is your ego speaking to you.
There is a John Mayer song; The Heart of Life. In it, there is a lyric that says: “Fear is a friend who’s misunderstood” I thought I understood this, but I only partly understood. Now I fully understand it. Fear is that friend that is giving you a not so gentle reminder you are better than you think you are. Fear holds you so tightly, because within that fear is love. Love that is telling you to not underestimate yourself, your worth. I envision my fear as a tight, loving hug, embracing me as it is preparing me to do something I thought was impossible. You can achieve whatever your impossible is. Listen to your fear, embrace it and send it love.