A RESURFACED FEAR
A resurfaced fear is an invitation to move beyond fear.
My body was tense and I could feel the anxiety growing within me as I drove over a snowy mountain pass this week. The road was bare and safe but I had flashbacks of totaling my truck after losing control of it on black ice last year. I wished I were not driving.
The fear felt immobilizing but I had a choice to succumb to it or not.
The flashbacks were vivid and real. As I breathed deeply and took in the landscape I realized that the shimmering surface on the road was water and not black ice. I smiled at my fear acknowledging it while knowing that I was not re-living the day of the accident.
The result is a reminder that my fears are usually an invitation to learn from them. I’ll probably always be cautious driving in snow but I choose to not be defined by the fear. As the anxiety lessened I began to appreciate the awe of the snow covered trees and mountains.
When a fear resurfaces:
Acknowledge the emotions it surfaces
Pay attention to what it reveals about the past and the present
What choices will you make to live beyond the fear?
Notice how detaching from a fear allows you to be present to the Holy in and around you today.
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©2013 Robert V. Taylor
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