My Year of Facing Fear

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am not a fan of new year’s resolutions. I must admit, though, that I have thought of what I want to accomplish in 2013. To my surprise, when I meditated on this question, a quiet yet urgent voice emerged. It told me “face your fears. It is time.” Honestly, I wanted my theme of 2013 to be something like ‘receiving the abidance of the universe’ or learn how to revel in the pleasures of life’. But no, my path to joyousness (which I discussed in my previous post) appears to be lined with confronting fear. Fears have always trailed along me, from infancy onwards. Fears have both lurked in the periphery and in my centre. I have struggled with panic attacks and vague fears throughout long periods in my life. So, it actually makes sense for me to finally turn and look directly at the monsters. I know that in doing so I will release the strictures on my passions and create even more energy with which to create my life. So, here it goes. I will use every day as an opportunity to face a fear, whether tiny or deep. I will endeavour to share my successes, challenges, and insights here on this blog. Perhaps I can help to inspire you in your own relationship with fear. 

How do you relate to fear? Are you a brave warrior heading straight into the heart of it, or do you turn your back in hope that the fearsome monster will disappear? As always, I am eager to hear your feedback. Please send me a comment about this post.