What are your reasons for not dreaming about your future, and following that dream? Are those reasons excuses? Or, is there something guiding you to not dream?
I recently wrote an article, Keep Your Values Intact. Interestingly. When I started the article it was about how we settle, settling out of fear. We settle for how we let others treat us, how we don’t stand up for our rights, ourselves, and our beliefs.
As a senior in high school, I learned a lesson about fear, though I couldn’t have told you that was what the lesson was at the time. And the fear was buried within a symptom we usually don’t think to associate with fear.
I wanted to follow up on the article Freedom From Paralyzing Fear with some stories and talking about the feedback I received. More About Freedom From Paralyzing Fear so that you could keep thinking about how this fits into your life, how it applies to your reactions to fear.
In Northern Ireland, there’s a rope bridge that goes from the mainland near the Giant’s Causeway to the tiny island of Carrickarede. When I visited there I was excited to cross the bridge to “get to the other side”. All I knew about it when I decided to go is what I’ve told you so far. It sounded like a fun adventure.
As a kid, when you were scared of the monster under your bed or in your closet, did your parents turn the light on to show you what was there? What a simple and reasonable response to that fear.
Listening to the fear rise from people in so many areas of life dismays me. It seems that people are looking for excuses to blame others for their fear. I see it in politics, world news, health issues, the price of gas — you name it, people find something to be afraid of and to blame others for.
I’ve been nurturing my new business for about a year now. I was just slowly working toward and on developing this site and the course as it seemed appropriate, as inspiration came to me. The concept is probably even a bit older than that, but the actual work is around twelve months. That’s about the gestation period for an alpaca or a zebra! I guess I’ve got it covered A to Z.