Richard M De Vos says “The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.”
So what exactly is it that we are all so afraid of? Why is it that we are afraid to believe that “things” are possible? Why is it that we have so little faith in ourselves and the magnitude of ‘that’ person that we are, that we are afraid to try things in life? Quite honestly I don’t have the answers.
What I do have is a life and business coach by the name of Vanessa, who is teaching me and guiding me through this process. I always smilingly say that I am a ‘work in progress’!
What I am discovering in this amazing journey through life is that I am beginning to ‘try’ things – not just wanting to try them or thinking about trying them, but that I am actually actively engaged in the process of ‘trying’ life. I am physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually engaged in ‘the business of trying life.’
Please believe me when I tell you that it is the most difficult thing I have ever done and also the absolute easiest. Difficult because I have had to let go of and work through my own fear and my faith in myself and the Universe. Easy because, once I let myself ‘do’ it, I could not for the life of me understand what it was that I was so scared and afraid of in the first place.
Yip – a work in progress, that’s me! You see every time I hit a ripple in the road (usually put there by myself) my first reaction is one of fear and then I have to stop – work through everything from a logical perspective, understand the fear, throw the fear and the uncertainty out and then continue on my way. I do understand and am aware of the fact that as I continue on my journey the ‘fear factor’ will become less and less though.
You see, the ‘fear’ had been a part of my life for so long that it had become a really nasty and evil habit. Like any other bad habit, you have to be consciously and consistently aware of the damage that it is doing to you and only in that awareness will you be able to rid yourself of it.
It’s a habit that I am expunging on a daily basis.
It’s a habit that will soon be gone from my life forever.
In my new found ‘fearless’ freedom, I am finally starting to try new things and in so doing I have found the faith and trust in myself and the purpose of my life, which will ultimately allow me to live my life to the fullest.