On the one hand, I get this…let’s not be tied down by our own fear story and let it stand in the way of potentially fantastic opportunities and experiences.
On the other hand, we want to be able to tolerate our fear long enough to hear its message. What if the fear is genuinely protective? What if the fear is coming up in the face of having to ask for something you have asked for before and been rejected or denied?
If we feel the fear and step over it, are we missing out on an opportunity to learn from the fear and to learn more about ourselves?
Can you give yourself enough space to observe the story you have running? To consider if it is based on absolute truth or your version of the truth.
The power is in the pause. This is you taking the time to feel into what is best for you now in this particular situation. There is no one answer for all situations. Only you can know what is best for you.
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.