Fear…..the definition of fear is “An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat”.
I think of how often over the years I stood in fear of judgement from others. I stood in that “unpleasant emotion caused by the belief” that was of my choosing. Why did it matter what other’s thought of me? Why did I give others the power to make me feel less then or not worthy enough? Why did I feel I had to meet their expectations? Why did their opinion of me matter so much? Sound familiar?
When I step into the fear and really assess what it is I’m most afraid of, I realize that it is a sign that I’m not feeling worthy. I am judging myself. I’m feeling less than. It’s the moment I must stop to assess and focus on my positive attributes, values, truths and beliefs. It doesn’t matter how others are assessing me. It only matters that I’m living in congruence with my values, my truths, my beliefs. When I am, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks/believes!
Take a moment this week when you’re feeling the fear and ask yourself where that fear is coming from? Why/how am I giving my power away? Why does the opinion of others matter so much? Make a list of all of the positive things about yourself and the question to ask is – am I living in congruence with my values? If you are, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks!
And so it is…..