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?
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.
You and I have a problem in common. In fact, all humans share this trait. Some recognize they have it. Others either don’t recognize it or deny they have it.
It seemed like an easy job. I just needed to disconnect two pipes, plug them, and pull the water heater out from under the yurt. The project started when the water heater breaker tripped, and when the pressure relief valve started dripping, costing us 1,000 gallons/month for several months.