“We’ve been conditioned to believe fear is bad. And, yeah, fear can save your life or keeping you from doing something stupid, but avoiding it can also keep you from doing something great, from learning something new, and from growing as a human being. Fear is a natural part of growth…” – Steve Farber, “The Radical Leap.”
In this time of uncertainty, each of may have experienced some sense of fear. It may have come as your business doors were closed because of government orders. It may have come when you lost your job, laid off or from a temporary furlough. It may have come because you have immune compromised relatives and you can’t go see them. There is plenty to fear if we want to look for it. It can depress us, cause anxiety or cripple us. It can also drive us to become better human beings in the process of overcoming it.
The best way I know to overcome fear is to love. There is an element of fear in loving. Love can create fear as we must let our guards down in order to love. Steve Farber wrote, “Acting out of love creates fear and love gives me the courage to work through that fear”
Take some time to think about the cause of your fears and then think about how love can conquer it. What great thing can you do? What new thing can you learn? How can you grow as a human being?
This blog allows you to experience the raw, gut wrenching drama of human conflict through accounting in each of its three stages: preparing to do battle, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.