In fact, at first it will take all your energy and resolve not to react to what your mind and ego are doing. But you will be able to stop the stories in your head instead of feeling a pull to distract yourself from all the pain they cause you. So why not give it a shot.
How to make decisions from a place of love rather than fear
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Think Web Strategy. For example: Shopping I shop to feel better about myself. Television When that sick feeling deep down in my stomach starts rising again, but this time from a mix of cookies and cream and a base of fear, I sit in the comfiest chair I can find and reach for the remote control.
Reality Check Time Can you believe that this entire fear-based cycle of self-pity and hatred grew from a simple comparison of what I was wearing to those around me? First, accept that in order to become more mindful, we must recognize that we are solely responsible for the thoughts our minds produce. Take a long, deep breath in and out. Then, feel the ground beneath your feet.
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Notice the way your clothes feel against your skin, the wind against your face, the sun on your cheeks. Listen to the birds singing, the rain falling around you, or the ticking of a nearby clock. The more you practice, the better you will get. The key to all this is not giving up. About Angela Gunn Angela Gunn is an award-winning writer based in Savannah, GA who specializes in screenwriting, online and print media.
Web More Posts. See a typo, an inaccuracy, or something offensive? Please contact us so we can fix it! Did you enjoy this post? Please share the wisdom :. Free Download: Buddha Desktop Wallpaper. I was raised with fear. What if something bad happens. I was taught fear was the basis for all choices made.
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I chose friends out of fear of not being liked. I chose alcohol, at the age of 14, out of fear of not fitting in with the popular crowd. I chose a college out of fear of disappointing my family. I chose not to report rape out of fear I would not be believed. In my early twenties, I abused diet pills out of fear I would not be accepted for the size and shape of my body. I married out of the fear I was not worthy of reciprocal love.
I had children out of fear of losing this toxic marriage I had chosen. And then, at age 43, I chose to file for divorce out of fear for my life. Not fear for my physical body and life, but fear for my spiritual and emotional body and life. I had become a shell of a person. I had no idea who I even was anymore, only who I had been told to be for years. For several years after filing for divorce, I continued to live and make choices out of fear.
I was not dying, yet, because of fear, I was also not living. I continued to choose out of fear. When a belief as strong as fear is instilled at an early age, it becomes very hard to overcome later in life as the fear becomes life. The shame around fear runs so deep it becomes unrecognizable as something that, in fact, is not normal or healthy or desirable. I had lived under the belief of fear for so long, I was no longer aware there was another choice.
That I could stop at any time and make another choice, the choice of choosing out of love. I was living in the hell of fear … and I was choosing it. Choose from a place of love, not fear.
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Let go of fear and find love. I started noticing where I was not maintaining my boundaries with others, as I recognized few things are as unloving as lack of healthy boundaries, and made necessary adjustments. The energy around me began to shift as I released fear, replaced it with love and felt lighter, more at ease, balanced.
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A ripple effect marked changes in those around me, as others began choosing from a place of love as well.