Why are we not doing the things we want to do?
Why don’t we just quit our jobs and go out there, follow our passion? Of course, it’s the money. But it’s not as easy as that. Many people actually have jobs which they don’t enjoy but which are highly paid. And yes, these people do have the savings, they do have the cushion, the bolster, that would allow them to get started. Why don’t they?
The answer: FEAR.
All our fears are different, but they have one thing in common: They prevent us from living this precious life to our fullest potential!
It seems fairly straight-forward but it’s not. For years, I did not understand what prevented me from following my passion. Of course I somehow knew it was fear, but that didn’t help much. They don’t tell you how to deal with fear, or in such a general way that I never found it really helped, no matter which suggestions I tried to put into practice. I felt like a failure, admiring all these people online (to which extent are they real?) who seemed to be doing what they wanted to do, while my life just sucked.
I did have ideas of what I wanted to do, ridiculous ideas. But then there were the bills. I wanted to travel, but then there were duties at home, bins to put out, plants to water. And did I mention that my ideas were ridiculous? In fact, they were as ridiculous as the ideas and dreams of all these people who did make it work.
The booklet “What would we do if we weren’t afraid” (click on the image below or in the side bar) explores the ‘fear factor’ in our lives, its texture, its taste, its composition – and shows that what we’re commonly feeling isn’t actually fear, but anxiety. It also lists practical (yogic) exercises that will daze, numb and eventually kill off anxiety, in a very gentle way (if you want to read about anxiety killers right now, simply jump to page 10 of this document).
I’ve worked on it over the past weeks, it’s raw, honest and has – at times – been painful to write (as painful as realising stuff about your own personality is, I guess!) .
I hope you enjoy reading it. If you do, please pass it on to a friend and do leave some feedback, suggestions and tips how you’ve dealt with fear in your life in the comment box below :)
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