1.3 Banishing Fear
All of us are born into this body. We didn’t choose how we look, the part of the world we went to school, or even the spiritual beliefs passed absorbed from our parents. We all have things haunting us from our past, things that made us who we are today.
These things can fill us with self-doubt, anxiety and depression if we allow those thoughts to paralyze us. But if we find ourselves drowning in a snowstorm of self-destructive thoughts and seize a moment of pause to consider one of them suggested by our subconscious, we realize that those things are not by themselves true and that they are only spoken to existence by our own rambling thoughts.
That nagging voice we hear in our heads is not our own
We alone are responsible for empowering them and spreading that gossip. But we also have the ability to contemplate the root of it, what truth it holds if any, and what we will do about it.
Methodically putting the microscope up to our fears and anxieties helps us grow positive self-image. Instead of berating our own weaknesses we will meditate on how they can manifest magnificent strengths.
This is not only a good practice to adopt but a mindset shift in how we view our burdens. For each weed sprung up from the pollution of our childhood, we have the chance to convert it into a fruit-bearing blossom.
This cathartic release is the transformative experience of being “born again” into a higher existence no longer held in fear. This habit of mindfulness will enable us to tend the garden of our minds and put us on a path to blossom into powerful beings of love and light. The question is, where lies the road to begin this journey?
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