Have you ever overridden your gut feeling about something only to constantly be in a place of indecision and inner turmoil? It can be scary to follow through with what you feel is right because of the sacrifices it might entail and the possibility that you could be wrong.
At our core we have two basic and motivating emotions, fear and love. Fear causes us to pull back from life, but love allows us to be passionately open to life. Think about this, if you could remove all of your fears, how different would your life be? Unfortunately, by the time many of us get over our fears we will be too sick or too old to do those things we wanted to do, had we not let our fears hold us back.
The lesson is clear:
We must transcend our fears while we can still do those things we dream of. To transcend fear though, we must move somewhere else emotionally; we must move into love. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
I John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.
When you allow love to be your motivating force it will change your life. That change may involve sacrifice, but the peace and hope that fills your soul will be the wind beneath your wings.
My life changed in a day when I moved from fear into love. It was a painful decision that I didn’t want to make, but I kept reassuring myself that sometimes the right decision is the hard one.
When you finally surrender to doing what you know inside of you is right, fear will be kicking and screaming the entire time. Those are the moments in your life that define you.
So one day I’m enjoying sunshine and palm trees in New Orleans with my mom, and the next day Sammy and I are hiking through snow.
There has been suffering and sacrifice in my choice, but I feel an inner peace that everything is going to be alright.
So how are you going to approach your life? Are you going to be an old man or woman that wished they would have done things differently, or are you going to choose to not let your fears hold you back? Can you be okay with settling, being unhappy and not quite sure of yourself? Living in fear is exhausting, whereas when you open yourself up to love you give yourself a chance to be happy and to have joy and peace.
I don’t want to be a judgmental, anxiety ridden, depressed and mean person so the choice to me is pretty clear. Love is where I want to live. Look into your heart and find the courage to walk in love today.