… fear of not being good enough, not popular enough, not yogic enough… fear of what other people might think… fear of failing and making a fool of myself.
Someone once told me, “be a little scared.”
Fear can be paralyzing. It can be stressful. It can even prevent you from experiencing life to the fullest. Think about it for a moment…
How many ways does fear motivate you to stay in a comfortable safe zone or prevents you from experiencing things, relationships, situations? I bet if you look closely at all your actions, fear has something to do with it.
Often we associate fear with a negative feeling. This blocks us. But fear is not all bad. The familiar fight or flight mechanism we naturally have can save our lives in threatening situations. So fear has a potential for being a good guy.
What if the next time you come face to face with fear, you turn all that energy (because it takes a lot of energy to summon up this emotion) into a good guy? What if you can look at fear as a big ball of excitement… ready to burst into creative energy… into possibilities… into your next big thing that will make your heart pound and the hair on your skin stand up. That’s a place where I want to live… right at the edge of fear.
This time I won’t get paralyzed. I won’t hide behind it’s face. I won’t give up. Instead, I will laugh and bring it along for the ride.
That’s exactly what I’m doing. I’ve entered a video contest for a chance to be able to teach at a big yoga event, the Wanderlust Festival. I need your help! Please click on the link below to watch my video and vote for me by LIKE’ing the video on Wanderlust’s facebook page.
Click below for the link to the video:
Go ahead and let yourself be a little scared. It’s a good feeling if you let it be. Otherwise life becomes dull.
P.S. Make sure you like the video and not just the post. FB is kinda confusing that way…
P.P.S. If I make a fool out of myself, I’d still be happy because I would’ve made you laugh.