I acknowledge my fears

Given any day of the week,
I grapple with my fears.
Sometimes I resign, at times I grow.
Sometimes the fear wins, at times I triumph.

It is a constant battle – as I looked at it.
Fear was my enemy.
It had to be conquered.
It had to be eliminated.

Given any day of the week,
I grapple with my fears.
Hoping that sooner or later, I’ll vanquish my rival.
And release my mind from its clenches.

With life, I realize that this is a wrong battle to fight.
Cause eliminating fear is like ceasing my blood to flow.
Defeating fear is like making my organs stop working.
With life, I realize that this is a wrong battle to fight.

Fear is not my enemy. It is a part of me.
It is a part of my entire human experience.
There is no dishonor in saying that I’m scared or afraid.
For as long as I am alive, I will experience fear.

So, today I acknowledge my fears.
And not seek to banish them.
I access and welcome my fears.
Without rejecting them.

Experiencing fear doesn’t make me a coward.
Rather it gives me an opportunity to demonstrate courage.
Those demonstrating courage aren’t without fear.
They look them in the eye and say, “Not this time!”

I acknowledge my fears.
I seek to overcome my challenges with grace.
I am open to new ideas and experiences.
I am capable of accomplishing everything I desire despite my fears.

I acknowledge my fears.
And redefine my relationship.
For when I get to know fear from curiosity,
I can transform the angst into patience.

Given any day of the week,
I now sit with my fears.
Look them in the eye,
And say, “Not this time!”


Questions to Reflect Upon:

  1. Can I allow myself to feel an overwhelming feeling and know that it will pass?
  2. Am I pressuring myself to make a decision quickly when I don’t have enough information?
  3. Am I trying to protect myself from a particular outcome? If so, why?
  4. What would I do if I knew it was okay to make mistakes and fail?
  5. How can I redefine my relationship with fear?

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