Fear - something we all battle on a daily (heck hourly!) basis. Some of us handle or manage fear better than others, but we all face it on some level nonetheless.
When it comes to what we fear in our lives, the spectrum is broad and widespread, but it all comes back to something in our lives that we don't feel comfortable with or something that we find challenging.
The fear of being alone. The fear of dying. The fear of not being good enough. The fear of not being liked by others. The fear of being judged by others. The fear of the unknown...they all consume each and every one of us on a regular basis.
But, what fear also represents is false evidence appearing real. False evidence appearing real, aka a worry or anxious thought that formed in our mind that may or may not really be realistic or based on reality.
How many times have you spend a couple of hours, days, months, or even years worrying about an event that never actually occurred? How many painstaking moments did you allow fear to consume you?
Most of the time, the fear in our lives comes from our desire to stay in our comfort zone - our bubble. Our bubble is safe - we can trust it. But stepping out of the bubble - now that's scary and fearful.
But, sometimes that step out of our comfort zone is that finally pushes us past that fear zone. It's putting ourselves out there in that vulnerable position where we finally change and see ourselves as we truly are. It's where we face our fears and becomes the best versions of ourselves.
Because who has ever been on their death bed and said "I wish I had spent more time in fear during my life."