Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Facing Your Naked Fears

That moment when . . .

. . . you realize you’ve been living in terror of what the future may hold.

In fact, that’s what fear is. Imagining. Fantasizing. Running from the storms before they happen. Fear lives in the present. But it always works in the future, using the past and present as its tools.

You’ll never escape.

History repeats itself.

It will always be like this.

Humans aren’t as vulnerable to fear when we’re feeling secure and loved in the present. But even when we’re happy and safe, fear tries to break in.

Remember last time you felt this good? Remember how it ended? That’s going to happen again. You have to hide. You have to protect yourself from accepting this love, because as soon as you get used to it, it will end.

And where the ability to accept love ends, that’s where fear begins its most dastardly work.