Feeling Fear

Lately, I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed with fear and doubt, so I wanted to figure out how to get rid of that sinking feeling. I’ve decided to stop treating fear like the ultimate enemy and start treating it like a lifelong friend. I realized fear has walked with me my entire life, hell, I was probably scared to come out of the womb. I have feared feeling fear for way too long. So many times I have been told to get over my fears, to face fear like an opponent, to not let it drive me, but what would happen if I just embraced it? What if I took fear by the hand and said we’re gonna do this together?

I’ve decided to let fear push me, the way it did when I begged my daddy to take the training wheels off my bike. He warned me that I might fall, and I was scared as hell, but I was ready. Fear was right there with me, as I took off and as I fell off the bike. I realize it wasn’t the fear that hurt me, it was gravity.

I’ve decided to feel fear. Fear is just a feeling, you have to determine the reason why you’re feeling it. Is it to keep you safe or is it giving you adrenaline to get through a situation? Take the negative connotation out of the word and redefine it. Fear can’t hurt you but how you react to fear can.

9 thoughts on “Feeling Fear

  1. I love this post! I think it’s good to face all our feelings. I also think it’s good to try not to label different feelings as “good” or “bad”. Feelings are feelings. I’ve enjoyed meeting younger people through blogging – it’s great to see that people of all ages have wisdom to offer.

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  2. Beautiful. Fear has always been a driving force in my life. By avoiding and hiding from it I tend to gradually shrink into a little ball until I’m unable to face my life and my responsibilities. You are so right when you say you need to face it head on. Work through your emotions because you will come out on the other side stronger and more self aware. Thank you for this, I needed it!

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    1. Thank you for reading it! And thank you for sharing your experience with fear. It’s extremely hard to acknowledge fear and easy to try to tell yourself “I’m not scared, I’m not scared,” but I’m starting to really believe that it’s okay to say “I’m scared” if we’re feeling happy, we don’t tell ourselves that we aren’t. It’s an emotion we sometim we just have to feel it.

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      1. Yes ma’am, you are spot on. It is easy to hide from fear and negative emotions of the like, but they are real and part of the life we live. We are the light and the dark and must embrace it all, without letting it overwhelm or dim our existence.

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