To try to keep you safe.
To stay inside your comfort zone.
To slow your transformational pace.
What if you just stopped
And gave your fear a hug?
Instead of running from it
Or sweeping it under the rug?
What if you embraced the fear
That keeps you from your growth?
What if it was on your team?
So you could benefit the most.
What if you turned around
To look your fear right in the eyes.
To shrink the fear monster
Right back down to size.
To uncover the truth that lies within
By pulling back the curtain;
By stripping away the layers
You'll find golden nuggets, for certain.
Investigate and explore the murky waters
To perceive fear totally brand new.
To unravel and unhook its power
So it can quit puppeteering you.
It's easy to be hard on yourself
For being scared to make a change.
For hesitating to take the plunge.
To stay in the 'normal' range.
You see your fears as demons.
But it's time to make them your friend.
Team up to make your magic.
Give your story an unbelievable end.
So, stop and ask your fear,
"What am I actually scared of here?
What's the worst that can happen?"
Allow your fear to be your mirror.
Instead of trying to slay your fear,
Try to give your fear some love.
Love the scared shitless parts of you
In order to transform and rise above.
Ask, "What wisdom is hidden under?
Fear, What are you trying to show me?"
Invite your fear to the surface for tea.
What you uncover will set you free.