Alignment Adjustment 5: Fear
“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.”
On Friday, I discovered this quote I had written in the front of a the notebook years ago when I was about to embark on a new and slightly intimidating adventure. Over the past few days, I have been reciting this to myself as a reminder to keep perspective.
A few weeks ago I wrote about the role of fear in moving forward and in going upside down. Fear came up again while I was researching a venue for a new event (which will be announced soon!) , I realized that I was only looking for places that could support a small crowd. When it was suggested that we go bigger, I felt my belly tighten up.
For the past 3 months or so, I have been working with a life coach from the Handel Group. It has changed my life in several very profound ways and about 100,000 small ones. My awesome life coach, Elaine Cohen, asks me to dream big. She not only challenges me to do this, but she calls me out when I avoid doing what I set out to do (which I am beginning to see happens rather often). When this avoidance comes up, she reminds me of the intention I have set for myself: my vision. Remembering the reason why I was inspired to try in the first place robs fear of its power.
So, this is my offering to you! Take this quote with you! Put it in your phone, memorize it, stick it on your bathroom mirror or the dashboard of your car (to read at red lights, not while driving), and give more energy to your vision rather than to what you fear.
I would love to hear about your experience with this! Please share in the comment box below!