”Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.”
Fear is often the barrier that holds us back from getting and becoming what we really want.
We can see fear as an enemy, to be defeated or it will defeat us. Yet in reality, fear is a part of us and cannot be destroyed,
Instead, you can be aware of the fear. When you are struggling, suffering in some way, be aware that it is fear that is stopping you. When you can see how the fear is hurting you and how that hurt is self caused, you can let go of the suffering by trying to let go of the fear.
Think about what is the worst case scenario. Would you be okay?
When we change out perspective and stop to appreciate ourselves and life at this moment, we begin to be grateful for the opportunities that this moment has brought, rather than fearing the change it represents. Doing something difficult is an opportunity to create or do something good, and change is always a great opportunity for learning and growth.
With this thinking, we can work with the fear that is causing our problems. We can accept it, limiting it, putting things into perspective, without letting it stop us.
”If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”