Fear isn’t real.
How many of us are not doing what we dream of doing because fear is holding us back? I want to tell you about a dream I had recently..
Myself and 2 friends were running along some rocks in a valley, we were jumping across the huge rocks and just generally having fun. I was behind my friends and something above me caught my eye, on the cliff edge I saw a man looking down at us. I kind of stumbled and slowed down, my friends continued on and I was dropping further and further back because I kept slowing down to look up to see if the shadowed man was there. My friends were quite far ahead by this point and suddenly the figure I had seen on the cliff edge above me jumped down onto the rock in front of me. I immediately stopped and shouted to my friends. I shouted them and asked them to help me. They turned to look at me and I shouted that there was a man blocking my path and I needed help. They were watching me and told me there was nothing there, there was nothing blocking my path. How could this be? The man was there, I could see him, he was very real to me. And yet… my friends could not see him…
They told me to come to them and that I would be fine. I stared at the man in my path, took a deep breath and ran past him as fast as I could. I looked back and there was nothing there… No man, nothing. I was able to continue on and catch up with my friends.
This man was a representation of fear. I had let my fear slow me down, it slowed me down so much that I was eventually completely ground to a halt. I had stopped progressing, stopped moving because fear held me in place. In the dream I had others to tell me it was ok, that I could move forward but I could have remained in that same place forever, not knowing the amazing experiences that were waiting for me on the other side of that fear. So, this is me telling you that it’s ok, you can move forward.
Right now, think about what your dream is, what your goal is, think of something you would love to do but you haven’t done it.. Now, why haven’t you done it? What is stopping you from moving forward? Fear stops us from being who we want to be, from making the choices we should be making, but it only does this if we give it the power to do so. If we do not face our fears we become limited, we become trapped in a place of no progress.
This is my message to you today…
Confront your fears and move forward, everything you have ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
Many people believe that we fear the unknown… but we don’t, we fear what we think we know about the unknown.