Fear is a funny thing
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
~ 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