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Fear is a funny thing

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29 August 2016

Fear is a funny thing.

For many years it can control your life. There might be one particular thing you’re afraid to do. Or you’re afraid of speaking up or showing who you truly are. You do your best to stand tall. You try to live your life as best as you can.

But somehow this feeling of fear runs like an undercurrent through your life. Like a soft voice it’s there in the background, showing up at the most inconvenient moments. Whispering in your ear to ‘not go there’. Gently wrapping it’s bony fingers around your spine and holding you back.

She has been through hell.

So believe me when I say

fear her, when she looks into a fire

and smiles

~ E. Corona

But things change once you face it. When you engage your battle head on and you stare your fear straight in the eyes and tell it that enough is enough. When you do speak up. When you do move forward. It’s the moment when it shrivels and recognizes that it has lost. When it turns it’s tail and runs for his life. Then the taste of sweet victory fills your body and your soul.

But you know what the funny thing is? It doesn’t end there. The funny thing happens later.

When new challenges appear on your horizon. At first sight they might seem intimidating. Trying to impress you with their size and their significance. For a brief moment you look at them, sizing up their strength.

And then, you smile.

You just smile.

 

Copyright picture: Jo Jayson

 

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Linda
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Sensitief zijn en je emoties voelen is sterk en positief. Maar in onze samenleving vinden wij vaak het tegenovergestelde. Al lange tijd slaan we de plank volledig mis. We komen er steeds meer achter dat niet voelen en niet over je gevoelens praten juist voor problemen als stress, depressies en ongezonde keuzes zorgt. En dat sensitief zijn een sterke eigenschap is waar we veel meer mee kunnen. Door mijn verhalen te delen wil ik je laten zien dat sensitief zijn en je lastige emoties aangaan zoveel sterker is dan niet voelen en dat we als sensitief mens (wat we allemaal zijn) gewoon mogen Zijn.

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Being sensitive and feeling your emotions is powerful and positive. But for centuries we’re thinking quite the opposite. We’ve been wrong all this time. We are starting to understand that not feeling and avoiding to talk about our feelings is what is causing our problems (stress, depression, unhealthy choices). We now also know that being sensitive is more than emotions and that it’s a quality that can help us in many more ways. By sharing my own stories I’d love to show you that being sensitive and feeling your difficult emotions is much stronger than not feeling at all and that as a sensitive being (which we all are) we can just Be.
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