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Monday, April 25, 2011

Confront Your Fears

"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek."

~ Joseph Campbell

It is so true that when we confront our fears, we discover the greatest treasures.  Often we hold ourselves back because of our fears.  When you give in to your fear, you are allowing yourself to be deprived of the treasure you most seek.  Most of us create fear around the things that are more important and valuable to us.  We are afraid of intimacy; we are afraid of failure; we fear loss of love; we fear being exposed as a fraud.  When you confront those fears, you are able to move forward and to uncover the treasure that has been buried from your because of your fear.  The relief is palpable and well worth it.  Your treasure is worth confronting those fears.

This week:  Give a name to that cave where your fear resides.  What treasure could you have if you conquered that fear?  Greater freedom?  Greater success?  Love?  Joy?  Peace?  Now sit down with a piece of paper.  Ask yourself "What purpose does my fear serve?" and listen for the answer from inside, where your subconscious mind resides.  Then ask yourself "What would I need to do, what would I need to have, or what would I need to know in order to let it go?  Why do I think I need to be fearful?"  Write down all the ideas that show up.  You are beginning to create a plan for letting go of your fear. Pick ONE idea to follow.  Notice if your fear dissipates a little. Keep breathing.   If you want more help with this, call or email me.

Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and expert at helping people get rid of negative emotions and limiting mindsets formed from their past negative experiences.  She has more than 32 years helping people change, and has the tools to teach you how to make those changes quickly.  For more information, go to http://www.InnerResourceCenter.com .


creativelyfit said...

Hi, Linda! Fear is such a sneaky thing. It can play a factor so subtly that we don't even know it. A Course in Mircles says we are ALWAYS either coming from a place of fear or love. Even the most love-loving of us are not always coming from that place. It is just part of the human experience. Thank you for reminding us the value of acknowledging our fear. This is what will keep us moving forward and CREATING change! Woohoo! Whitney

Santoshamo said...

Beautiful Linda. I really love the imagery of fear as a kind of dragon guarding the cave that holds the treasures within.

Intuitive Body said...

Hi Linda!
It all comes down to the fear...but only every single time, right?! Especially now it seems that most of us feel such vulnerability...there are many things to be fearful of..survival issues are heightened and stirring the pot for so many of us. I love anything that helps us "name it and drain it"...and of course getting it on paper lets us scoop it out from the inside and "put" it somewhere else... a better container than our bodies and brains where the fear makes so much mischief.
Beautiful post...thanks.
Love and Blessings, Lisa