What is your secret?
What is the secret you carry with you every day of your life?
What is the secret that you won’t talk about or even think about, because to acknowledge it would be too awful to imagine?
My secret and your secret is fear. And before you stop reading and start denying that you have fears, think about it.
Much of what you do and all the excuses that you make in your life are defences against fear but you do not want to acknowledge them. You are afraid of your own fears. You are in denial.
Fear is a universal experience felt by the tiniest insect to the largest of creatures. We all react spontaneously to fear.
Fear is not a terrible thing, it is a part of being alive and something that we all share.
And in order to live a rich and full life the single most important quality you need is courage. A great deal of courage.
You cannot hide from your fears, you may try to repress them into a dark and lonely corner of your unconscious mind but they will find their way to conscious daylight when you least expect it and find you completely overwhelmed.
It is much better to become familiar with your fears now. Be courageous, embrace your fears and have compassion for yourself.
The trick is not to bolt when things get scary, stay with the fear, befriend the fear and it will not seem quite so scary ever again.
A courageous person does not deny fear but faces it despite feeling afraid.
Tell me about your fears and how you are coping with them by leaving a comment below.