|Stop Feeding Your Fears|
by Desiree Leigh, Wake Up to Live
To stop feeding your fears, you must first be able to face them. Until the fear is looked at, the fear that holds you back will continue to live within you. You may believe that you can hide the fear, sweep it under the rug, or shove it into a closet or basement somewhere never to be seen again. In this case, you're only burying it temporarily. The fear is still hiding and lurking within you. Sooner or later it will resurface. It will come back!
So stop feeding your fears. Shine the light onto them. Look at the fear head on, one by one. Don't condemn or judge the fear. If you do this, you are only reinforcing it. Treat your fears with love, respect, and kindness because, in the end, they are you. If you condemn and judge your fears, you condemn and judge yourself. What happens when you condemn and judge yourself? You become resistant, you lose respect for yourself, and you lower your confidence and your self-esteem.
Love your fear. It's part of you. You still love your child or best friend even though they've been disobedient, don't you? You don't pretend everything is okay and leap over it? I hope not, anyways. What you do is confront it with love. You look at it, you observe it, you question it, and you ask where it came from all with the power of love not with the power of resentment, anger, ridicule and condemnation. Shine the light onto your fears to stop feeding your fears.
Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh