With hindsight being 20/20 - when you look back at all the things you didn't do because you were afraid --- which of those things would you do now?
On the one hand, fearfulness keeps us safe from all(!) the stupidly dangerous stuff; on the other, it stops us from exploring and discovering all the experiences that may be positively life-changing. And within that statement lays the paradox. The goal is to find the balance.
I think part of the problem can be found in the trendiness of using fear as a motivator - FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is one prime example.
The refusal to embrace change or try something new - while they might seem on the opposite end of FOMO is motivated by fear as well.
We, humans, are very good at making excuses for staying in situations or doing things (keeping up with the Joneses) that are not conducive to our well-being - physical, mental, or our future selves. And insisting that those around us remain stuck too - because - what if... fill in the blank with every negative outcome you can imagine.
Or - what if you discovered that by simply opening your mind, you would begin generating fresh, original, and innovative ideas and, in the process, find deep joy and satisfaction and help others find theirs.
Fear stops creativity in its tracks - whereas confidence cracks us wide open to imagine all the possibilities that life can be. I invite you to find your sweet spot within the paradox.
Weekly Creative Meditation
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