“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin
Is fear holding you back from achieving your dreams, tasting happiness, or living a satisfying life?
If you feel afraid, I understand. For many reasons – from trauma to Catholic school – fear became my signature state. On top of that, according to Ayurvedic medicine, people with a particular constitution actually possess the genetic potential to create fear. Count me in that category.
I know that fear runs strong and deep not just for me but for many of us. It manifests not just as terror, but as a palette of emotional states and stuck places like procrastination, frustration, low self-esteem, self-doubt, a lack of confidence, and more. What can we do?
Your True Self Awaits You
The poet Rainer Maria Rilke has said that our deepest fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasures. As apprehensive as you may feel, like Rilke, you may also have a deep intuition that your true self patiently awaits you on the other side of trepidation.