What do I fear?
I fear stagnation and lack of progress.
I fear never reaching my potential and being average.
I fear being forgotten…the past…yesterday’s news.
I fear giving up and being passed by, going softly into that good night.
I fear letting those I love down, letting myself down.
I fear settling, giving in to the “that’s just the way it is” mindset.
I fear dying without leaving my mark.
I fear not feeling these fears anymore and just floating along.
These fears feed me, they nourish my drive.
I love my fear.
I read this the other day and have to say it has lingered in my thoughts. There is something in it that resonates within me. I am not sure I would end with a statement that I love my fear….
But as I have thought it through:
I am considering where at times fear holds me back.
I am making intentional decisions to push into fear more often and find it to be a very growing experience.
I don’t believe it is realistic to rid our lives of fear, but I do hope that my fears keep changing ~ because that will indicate I am moving….and that is truly living!