Do you ever get a lot of clarity — you know, get really focused on a goal that you want — and then, all of a sudden, you get confused? You were completely confident and sure that you were going in the right direction, but as time passed, things became a little more fuzzy and blurred?
I’m noticing a pattern in my own life: I’ll think that I have things figured out and I know exactly where I am going and then I will lose faith and confidence in myself. But I’m learning that a lot of times, we say we don’t know what we want when really, we know EXACTLY what we want — we’re just afraid to tell ourselves. But when we expel fear from our lives, what’s left is love — for ourselves, for others, and for life.
Fear keeps us from doing what we know we’re capable of doing, what we know we’re meant to do. Fear keeps us believing that we’re not good enough or we’re not worthy of the things we truly want. Fear makes us scared of attaining our heart’s desires because we’re afraid it’ll be taken away once we get it.
But love? Love pushes us forward and helps us transcend doubt. Love gives us confidence and assurance that we can trust others and trust ourselves. Love guides us, is patient with us, and is compassionate.
It sounds all “hippy-dippy.” And it also sounds easy — but it isn’t. But know this: when you are really ready for change, when you decide you are ready for the life you are meant to live, it will happen. Not without effort, but the impossible will become possible. You’ll have more courage and more strength. Whatever it takes to get it done? You’ll find a way to make it happen. You’ll find new energy to finish the task; the energy that used to be allocated towards being scared is refocused into energy to love, hope, and work towards making your goals a reality.
If there’s something you’ve been wanting to do, but you just can’t, ask yourself if it’s because you’re scared. Then, let go of that fear and just operate in love. What does that look like? It’s that silent confidence that everything will be okay. It’s letting go of the feeling that you need to be in control. It’s being kind and generous to yourself and others. It’s allowing yourself to imagine and to think of new possibilities. It’s believing in yourself and not letting the past determine your future. It’s being present and in tune to your life right now. It’s living instead of existing.
Let fear go. Once you do, all there is is love.
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