FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real

I used to take action based on fears, to protect my ego, or to fit in with societal expectations.

Life becomes a little more magical when you slow down to witness the world around you- minute by minute, hour by hour. In the past, I used to constantly think about “what is next,” but lately I’ve been embracing the moment by not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. My situation hasn’t changed, but one critical thing has: I’ve changed my attitude.

Overcoming FEAR

The funny thing about fear is that it’s merely a situation created in your own imagination. The event itself hasn’t even happened; so each time you start slipping into those fearful patterns, stop and remember: fear is just False Evidence Appearing Real.

Over the past couple of years I have tried to focus on what makes me happy and have started to finally learn who I am as a person. My own fears told me all sorts of lies about myself, from not being productive enough at work to not having anything to offer a partner. These were all based on my fear of not being accepted, which stems from being a shy only child. Through my mindfulness practice and spirituality, I am learning to become my #1 supporter, as it is much easier to love others when you love yourself first. My fears have started to slip away, and my faith has given me confidence to build relationships knowing that I am valuable.

Enjoy the journey- there’s a beautiful life ahead of you.

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