Category Archives: Fear

What is Fear Anyway?


In Fearless Living we talk of Fear as the emotional Fear that dwells around and within us…  Not necessarily the fear of heights, or airplanes or fear of lightening. What we will look at here is the Fear of  “not being good enough” “smart enough” pretty enough” strong enough”. Fear of saying the wrong thing. Fear of people not liking us, accepting us as who we are, or rejecting us. The Fear of looking selfish! 

The funny thing about Fear is that it wants to keep you safe! When you take a risk or step out of your everyday comfort zone it will make a loud noise to get your attention! For example, let’s say you decide to get fit in 2012. Fear might say “yea right, I’ve heard this one before. Anyway the gym is too expensive, you never go  and you will never be able to last 2 weeks! Who are you kidding?”

As you take a tiny little step out of that comfort zone, perhaps by taking a walk around the block, let fear know you are capable of taking it from here. Tell Fear thank you for showing up but I am choosing to live in freedom now.

So this week I want you to hang out with your fears and get to know them. Become aware of what triggers you. 

See how fear shows up in your everyday life. Where does it show up? Your stomach, your back, in your tears?

Become aware how fear runs your life.

You may be surprised how you act when you are in fear, now that you are becoming aware of it.

It’s all good. Awareness is a stepping stone to being Fearless!

Get your notepad out and jot down when fear shows up!

Until Next time,

Maureen