One emotion that we all have in common is that of fear. It is this emotion that can hold us back from our own happiness and can thwart our success.
I met fear in numerous situations in my life and chose to turn away rather than face it. At other times, I have faced fear believing it to be giant monster only to find when I shed THE light on it that it was but a tiny harmless bug.
Throughout my life experiences, I have come to learn that it requires only a decision to face and master my dark companion (fear) to free myself from the hold that it has on me.
I still find myself in fearful states at times, but there occur far less often. Plus, they are less intense and not as long lasting that they were in my earlier experiences.
I would like to share with you some quotations that offer comfort to an open heart and mind.
“Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston
“Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.” ~ Michael Pritchard
“He who is afraid of a thing gives it power over him.” ~ Moorish Proverb
“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” ~ Ruth E. Renkel
“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” ~ James Stephens
“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.” ~ Philip Gulley ~
Affirmation for the Week:
“I have faced my fears and found my power and confidence.”
Have a fearless week!
Mary “Motivator” Rau-Foster