Don't Let Fear Hold You Back

Monday, October 24, 2016

Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

Why do we let fear hold us back from what we truly want?

What are we so afraid of, really?

These past couple of days, the concept of fear has been coming up full force in the form on intense vulnerability. I’ve put my heart on the line countless times in the past twenty-four hours. I opened up, and spilled the story of my deepest grief with my fellow trainee’s last night. Then, I opened up to the guy I was seeing. Then, I woke up this morning, and called around to local yoga studios, asking for a job, putting myself out there.

And I was scared shitless the whole time. Even though these are all things I want: a truthful, honest, opening experience with my yoga community, an open-hearted, genuine connection with a lover, and a beginner’s teaching job in a career field I love. I want these things and at the same time I am completely terrified to have them. 

Because having the things I want most comes with the risk of losing them too.

And that is a risk that is terrifying to make.

It’s so easy to let these fear hold us back. But when we do, we miss out on the beautiful life waiting for us on the other side, the life of our wildest dreams. Maybe even better.

So please.

Stop letting fear hold you back.

Be bold with your heart.

Be vulnerable.

Speak your truth.

Fight for what you want, even at the risk of losing it all.

The life you want is worth it.

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