Most of us know the beginning of the famous quote by FDR, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Few are familiar with these words that follow: “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” Efforts and energy that could be used to advance our dreams, inspire our imaginations and drive us towards the goals we established to propel us towards our higher selves.
Fear steals precious time and energy from our journeys through this human experience. We often remain in painful, stagnant and even abusive situations because we are afraid to make a change. We create a list of “what ifs” and every one is more dire than the one before. Before we know it we create a horror film worse than the one we currently see and we retreat. Acknowledge the fear. What is the source of this fear? If you allow the answers to unfold, you will discover that they are illusions based on presumptions.
What if we created a list of truly exceptional, joyful and prosperous possibilities? Can we change our mindset enough to imagine the things we do want and then begin to create them? A simple edit to our screenplay can turn the stages of our lives into fantastic adventures. We are not alone in our efforts to achieve our best life. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
The Universe will help, but we have to do our part. Let go of the fear. Choose to edit the script and create a new ‘what if’ list. For best results, consult your higher self!