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DISCOVERING THE BEAUTY OF GROWING OLDER.
September 29, 2018
Fears Are Just Stories That We Tell Ourselves
Recently I discovered transformational comedian Kyle Cease by accident on Youtube. The one line of his that caught me in a profound way was-
"Fears are just stories that we tell ourselves."
Hell yeah! Boy can I apply this to every area of my life. Every day. But when I catch myself in the grip of fear and remember that it is just a story that I'm telling myself, it allows the fear to dissipate and helps me to move beyond it.
Fears really ARE just stories that we tell ourselves. Our minds are like little fear manufacturing factories, the little devils!
One of my mottoes in the last ten years has been, "Do what you are afraid to do"(from the Nike ad) but I didn't realize that the reason that I'm afraid to do something is because of the story that I create and attach to it.
And herein lies the unraveling of making our way through our fears and out the back door of them:
Don't be afraid to do what we are afraid of AND understand why we are afraid, and simply catch that it's all a story.
Recently I have begun a year long program at Coach Training Institute so that I can become a health and wellness coach. I've been planning on doing it ever since a I started Lines Of Beauty and posted about this amazing woman who coached people till she was 101. I've waited until now to start the program because I knew that I wouldn't have the bandwidth to do it until my mom passed on (or is this just a story of fear that I told myself?)...
Anyway, my new life is riddled with fears but I'm doing my best to toss them up into the air, like little helium balloons, and allow them to fly away.
Kyle Cease's video on letting go of control is another good one.
Enjoy my sweets.