A Strategy for Overcoming Fear

young woman appalledThis week’s post features a video that I initially didn’t equate with getting out of fear.  In fact, I originally titled the video From Self Absorbed to Self Empowered.  But after writing last week’s post, A New Way to Look at Fear, I realized that this video is actually a demonstration of one of the best ways I know to get out of fear.  It’s simple, easy and powerful.  I hope you enjoy it.  And I encourage you try it for yourself.  Let me know how it goes, will you?

Here’s what I said in the video:

One of the things I’ve found that helps me get out of my self – meaning out of my head – out of my self-absorbed preoccupation with worrying about how I look, how I come across, whether or not I can do something is to think about what I want to experience.

So one day I was playing with this affirmation or intention of what it was that I wanted.  It started with “Let me see love.” Wouldn’t that be great to see love everywhere you look?  That if even when the face of things don’t seem very lovely that I could see love.

Then I thought what would be even better is if I could feel love.   So I could say “Let me feel love.”  And how great is that?  That I could relax in this comfort and feeling of just love everywhere.

And then I thought, “Well, how about if I give love?  So let me give love.”  How much better would that be because if I’m giving love, surely I’m feeling it!  And if I’m feeling it,  surely I’m seeing it.

And then it hit me that what I really want more than anything else is to be love.  Let me BE love.

And I think with that intention, there’s probably nothing I can’t do.

 

For more on overcoming fear:

 

The Pinocchio Principle: Becoming the Leader You Were Born to Be PinocchioPrinciple

Just Let it Rip – The Problem with Polished

Taking Your Leap, Part II

Motivation vs. Inspiration

The Power of a Story

Photograph by Fritz Langmann from http://www.dreamstime.com/free-stock-image-young-woman-appalled-rimagefree1828966-resi3423159.

6 thoughts on “A Strategy for Overcoming Fear”

  1. Great to see you are going so well I do much oresentation and even personal and team counselling with all three of Don miguel’s books.There is also a set of cards called A whack on the side of the head which allows me to step outside of the Square.By the way do you ever contact or are contacted by Mary from our course.great to see your face and hope the family are all well. Joe

  2. Hi Joe,

    Thanks so much for your comment. Don Miguel’s books are wonderful. I have heard good things about the Whack on the Side of the Head cards. Haven’t heard from Mary or anyone from our course except you. Thanks for keeping in touch! Hope all is beautiful in your world.

  3. One fear that is not often talked about or written about is the fear of success. I received a Fellowship from the American Association of Advertising Agencies almost 30 years ago. When I received my airline ticket and AAAA packet that told me what agency I would work at and where I would stay I became “fearful” of how I would perform working on Madison Avenue.
    During the 10 week internship I met a lot of helpful agency people who guided me throughout the program. Although I was’nt offered a position after completing the internship I learned that most of my fears where unfounded. I was so thrilled to received my award for completing the intensive program and fulfilling my dream of working on Madison Avenue.Often times our greatest fear are self-imposed!

  4. Hi Ronald,

    Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your story. I think you are right – fear of success is right up there with fear of failure. I love your example as it shows that another great remedy for getting beyond fear is to simply show up and walk through it. And the discovery that the origin of your fear is your own thoughts can be quite liberating.

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