This week was quite eventful in every way. The week started out calm, but I knew deep down inside that growth was about to transpire. I just couldn’t figure out the opportunity. However, the opportunity presented itself on Tuesday and that’s when I had two options. The first option was to hide and perhaps run away from my fears and the second option was to face my fears head on.
To give you a little bit more context, I was invited to lunch in town, which is always exciting. However, this specific town triggered bad emotions along with the surrounding area. In the past, I told myself I would avoid this area at all costs and that I didn’t deserve to be in such an area that felt uncomfortable. I thought it was best to play it safe and just stay away. Well, everything changed after expressing my concerns and feeling like a victim for hiding. I felt like I was giving my power away to everyone involved in that town and surrounding areas. I felt weak and hypocritical to my beliefs of facing my fears.
“Fight your fears and you’ll be in battle forever. Face your fears and you’ll be free forever.”
So, I said “F*** my fears!” and proceed to face my fears head on because I have a choice in this great journey called life, and hiding is not my choice. Although there is nothing wrong with avoiding, but literally hiding is giving my power away. I proceeded to head to the location armed with confidence and strength. It was the most liberating moment in my life. As I sat at a cafe in the town, I took the deepest sigh of relief as I have accomplished something great. In that moment, I felt so powerful in my feminine energy. As I sat down sipping on my tea while waiting for my lunch appointment, I felt a sense of peace and joy for not backing down and facing my fear without turning back.
During moments while facing my fear, I realized I am bigger than my fears, and I am worthy of doing anything that feels good in accordance to my heart. I do not have to run and hide. I can face my fears with grace and choose whether I want to visit the area or not in the future, but at least I know I am not scared any longer.
I won this battle and it feels good. So, my dear friends, do not fear your fears – face them with confidence and grace because growth is on the opposite side of fears.
Thank you for reading this week’s post!
Much Gratitude and Love,