Today I’m posting some favorite quotes on being fearless. And some of my thoughts as well with each quote.
“If we can let go of our own fear we can remove fear from the world.” unknown
This resonated with me. I realized the world is a better place without my fear. My question to myself is,” Where is my focus? Am I projecting fear or love today?”
My friends daughter is pregnant with her third child. She is worried because her daughter is struggling financially. I asked her if she was willing to look at it differently. What if this baby is coming to make the world a better place? What if the baby has a skill or talent we desperately need right now? This moved my friend out of her fear. She now has an open heart.
“He who fears he will suffer, already suffers what he fears.” -Montaigne
This quote shows me how ridiculous my fears are and how they rob me of my present moment. Unless you are on a battlefield fighting for your life there is no need to be afraid in this moment. Yet we create our own battlefields in our mind where none exists.
“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive — the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” Don Miguel Ruiz
If I am who I really am someone may reject me or love me. Either one can be a bit frightening. I believe this fear is universal. Today I am going to be and express who I really am reguardless of someone’s love or rejection.
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.” Anne Frank
Will everyone who is afraid please go outside and enjoy the day? It’s that simple. I woke up this morning, drank my coffee and did a four mile run. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and I am healthy. No fear!
… without darkness
Nothing comes to birth,
As without light
Nothing flowers. May Sarton
No need to beat yourself up for being afraid. It’s part of life. The only way to move through it is to embrace fear and head towards the light!
“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” William Allen White
I have solved all of my problems thus far in life. Anything I fear today I will move through as well. I am who I am because of my yesterdays and today I am happy to be alive.
What are you afraid of?
What holds you back?
What would you attempt to do today if you had no fear?