Letting Go to Become You

At any given moment in life you have the choice between love and fear. And that’s the choice you make. – Jennifer Beals tweet

Letting Go of Fear

It’s a beautiful quote. Yet we live most of our days not even realizing the choice we are making between the two. We don’t set out to make our decisions by fear, but it’s how most of our decisions get made. Fear is the default that we come to operate under after childhood disappointments, struggles or trauma.  However, our hearts original setting from the manufacturer (I.e., our Creator) was love. Throughout any difficulty in childhood, our Ego constructed thick walls around the heart to protect us from pain. We learned to act, speak, think in a certain way to feel loved and accepted. While they may have worked at the time, they certainly aren’t useful when it comes to becoming the you that you were created to be. It’s why in letting go of fear we can become ourselves.  The prison walls come down, and our spirit is alive and free.

However, our hearts original setting from the manufacturer (i.e., our Creator) was love. Throughout any difficulty in childhood, our Ego constructed thick walls around the heart to protect us from pain. We learned to act, speak, think in a certain way to feel loved and accepted. While they may have worked at the time, they certainly aren’t useful when it comes to becoming the you that you were created to be. It’s why in letting go of fear we can become ourselves.  The prison walls come down and our spirit is alive and free.

Love Opens the Door to Freedom

As we begin to make the conscious decision to choose love little by little the walls start to fall.  Choosing to love ourselves instead of always judging, comparing and belittling ourselves and our efforts. Making the decision, each and every day, to do more of the things we love and less and less of the things we don’t. Loving others regardless of their actions.

Love is not something you find. Love is something you give. It is not outside of you but within. -Karen Zeigler tweet

Grab your growth journal and think about the following questions.

  1. In what area of life is fear holding me back from the life I desire?
  2. In what ways can I love myself, others and the work I do?
  3. How will I know that I am walking in love instead of fear?

 

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