Let Go Now or Fall
An excerpt from the untethered soul: “People don’t understand that fear is a thing. It’s just another object in the universe that you are capable of experiencing. You can do one of two things with fear: you can recognize that you have it and work to release it, or you can keep it and try to hide from it. Because people don’t deal with fear objectively, they don’t understand it. They end up keeping their fear and trying to prevent things from happening that would stimulate it. They go through life attempting to create safety and control by defining how they need life to be in order to be okay. This is how the world becomes frightening.”
Recently I’ve felt stuck. I’m a big believer in affirmations and that whatever I put my attention toward eventually I will manifest whatever my heart desires. But this way of thinking has come with an interesting twist for me. As I still believe in the power of my thoughts and creating my life (rather than merely living it) I’ve been blind to what the universe unfolds before me- as being exactly what I need rather than what I picture it to be. You see, when I want something manifested in my life, I want it to come to me in the perfect package of what I’d envisioned. And when it doesn’t, I feel confused and frustrated that my heart isn’t manifesting exactly as I want.
I’ve had a most beautiful realization within the past few days. The only reason I’ve been able to receive this gift, this realization is because I’ve begun (and I mean only begun as there’s still much to learn) to let go of the vision of what I want in order to allow life to present it to me the way I’m supposed to receive it.
I have allowed fear to control my perceptions of what I think life should be. I’ve allowed Fear to lead my heart for far too long. I thought I’d let go of fear long ago, until I gained clarity that fear is still my greatest motivator. Sometimes I view fear as being a good thing to ignite my engine/ambition faster than if I didn’t allow for fear. But other times fear holds me back from being the best I can be.
So how does Fear define your life? How does it help you? How does it hold you back?
We will be delving into this concept during our upcoming trip to Zanzibar in October. On our retreats we do Yoga in so many ways, not only practicing asana, but also through self-realization via meditation and journal writing. Please click [here] for more details.
Many blessings on your journey,