We cannot attain freedom through pursuit or acquisition. Freedom is attained only through letting go. The first step to is to take an honest look and acknowledge what’s in the way.
Try to find a person who doesn’t at times tell himself or herself a false story based on comments that others make. The problem is not that we do this, but that we often don’t recognize it, and we allow that story to drive a wedge in our relationships.
How do you know when you’re ready? And does it matter?
Flying trapeze. Firewalks. Trampoline. Skydiving. I’ve mastered the art of acting in the face of fear in situations where the evolutionary “fight or flight” response is working as designed: to warn me of situations that are actually a threat to my life and well-being. But this is different.
Everyone says to know your “why.” When it comes to your fears, the “why” is irrelevant. I’ll explain.
I agreed to care for my three nephews over a long weekend. Now, I’m on a train and filled with fear about this adventure. How did I get here? It’s epic. This is part 1.