Weary of Fear

I’m exhausted by the continual onslaught of fear-based (fill-in-the-blank).

There are things, people or situations to be fearful of, but to live your life as a slave to fear is such a tiresome path.

Fear infects our decision-making processes. We choose to stand still, lingering in the “fear of the unknown,” manufacturing all the scary “what-ifs” we can compile in order to remain stagnant…paralyzed. Or we take an action, motivated by fear, only to regret it later.

There is little room for logic, hopes or dreams in a state of fear.

And if outer influences screaming in our ears were not enough- some must contend with the constant whispers of our inner talk. The fact that we’re not good enough or smart enough…perhaps undeserving of contentment or fulfillment.

I’m not speaking of any one instance, but of several places fear resides in today’s life:

News – Illness – Product Marketing – Change – Politics – Medical Advice – Keeping up with the Jones’ – War – Social Media Presence – Family Gatherings – Crime – The Unknown – Investments – Death…

Fear belongs in the recesses of our lives, the corners of our psyche that need to be dusted off before quietly contemplating its relevance.

But, most of the population walks around with every nerve exposed, flinching at the slightest contact with life- longing to return to their cocoon of safety.

I enjoy safety, but not at the price of a little adventure.

It’s far too high a price to pay.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Friends! ❤

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” – Luke 12:25-26

“Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.” – Miguel de Cervantes

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