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Are You Choosing Fear Over Love?

Are You Choosing Fear Over Love?

Gladys Diaz shares the power of choice in life and love.

Life is a matter of choice. Every single moment we live presents us with an opportunity to choose.

For a large part of my life, I didn’t see life as a choice. Instead, I saw life as something that was happening to me. I felt like a victim, and I had evidence to support it! My father died when I was three. My mother left me and my sisters when I was fifteen. My first husband died in my arms when I was twenty-seven. To me, it seemed that everyone I loved left me – either by death or by choice.

One day, someone asked me what my biggest fear was, and I responded that what most terrified me was the thought of losing either my kids or my husband because I could not imagine having to experience that type of pain again. Her response?

“You’ll survive it. How do I know? Because you already have. Now, you can either choose to live your life fearing that the people you love are going to die, or you can live your life loving them.”

In that moment, I saw myself as stronger than I’d known myself to be. I had survived my greatest fear, experienced the greatest loss and pain of my life and it didn’t kill me. It didn’t stop me from falling in love again! I really got the power of choice and began choosing to live my life in love!

Life isn’t always easy, and sometimes heartache is part of the journey. The fear of experiencing that type of pain again can be paralyzing and can have the fear choosing for us, instead of us choosing for ourselves.

You can either choose to live in fear of not succeeding, or doing whatever it takes to succeed….Continue reading on InspireMeToday.com.

Gladys is a relationship coach, co-author of the ebook 30 Days and 30 Ways to Fall in Love with You!, and the host of the From Heartache to Heart’s Desires telesummit.

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7:31AM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:46AM PDT on May 25, 2013

Fortunately, I don't believe in love at all.

6:46AM PDT on May 25, 2013

Love doesn't exist.

9:39PM PDT on May 24, 2013

Thank you!

11:31PM PDT on May 23, 2013

I choose the love and peace that is inside yourself.
Love and Peace

10:04PM PDT on May 23, 2013

I live my life

6:32PM PDT on May 23, 2013

Thank you, Gail for the opportunity to share my story and my message. And thank you to everyone who took the time to read and comment. :)

We all have a choice as to how we respond to life and its circumstances. I choose love!

2:49PM PDT on May 23, 2013

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2:25PM PDT on May 23, 2013

Very inspirational thanx

2:12PM PDT on May 23, 2013

T'IS BETTER TO HAVE LOVED AND LOST, THAN NEVER TO HAVE LOVED AT ALL... - WE WILL '''ALL''' SUFFER THE PAIN OF LOSING THE ONES WE LOVE EVENTUALLY... - WE ALL HAVE THAT IN COMMON... - SOME WILL SUFFER MORE THAN OTHERS, AS THIS YOUNG LADY HAS... - GODSPEED GLADYS DIAZ... XO

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