As I work my way through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition program, I am slowly shown the "Golden Path" to wellness. These are various recommendations to implement into your life so that you can lead yourself and the world into a happier, healthier place.
Since I am dedicating so much time, effort and money into this program you better believe I am going to give it all I've got. I am not just going to read, watch and learn about these theories and practices. I am becoming them. I am giving every inch of my body and soul to this program. And lucky (or unlucky) for you, you get to watch the ride. Saddle up.
Most recently we have been asked to foster a positive mindset, feel the fear, and do it anyways.
Foster a positive mindset. Check. I've built that muscle nice and strong over the years.
Feel the fear and do it anyways. Umm... not so fast. I've never been very good at being fearful. When I sense fear, I do everything I can to avoid it. I quite literally fear fear... but alas, we can't control everything. We're meant to have those heart-stopping moments so that you can eventually hear that big beautiful heart of yours beat louder.
(Hello moving across the country with no job, no place to live, and only the few belongings in my bag... twice).
We hold fear in our lives all the time. Fear of not getting the job. The family. The man. The woman. The friends. The body. The money. The security. Fear of not being "good enough". Fear of not having enough. Fear of not actually living enough. But fear is just based on your solo perception of the situation and is rooted in anxiety, and anxiety is useless. Take a moment to meditate on your anxieties, release them from your consciousness, and charge forward toward your fears. When you face your fears you find your inner strength. And THAT is nothing to be fearful of. Empowerment is a beautiful thing.
I have most recently held fear with me in pushing my words (Samatva Studio) into the world. I have written numerous blogs that I just can't seem to launch. I have gotten 30, 40, 50 articles deep and haven't had the courage to release them. People probably won't read them anyways, and I just can't do it. How lame is that? I am in a field of highly creative individuals who write and criticize for a living. Why would I want to open my (amateur) writing to them? Eeek. I smell fear.
But that's the point. Face the fear and do it anyways.
So here I am holding true to my mission. I am putting this blog (and health coaching business) out into the world. I'm taking my fearful step. If you're reading this, please be nice. I love you long time.
In the meantime, I'll stay true to my nature of thinking positive like a proton. Things will always work out.
I encourage you to do the same.