Our minds are extremely powerful. Fear. As creatures of habit, we all have it. Some hide behind it. Some run the other direction. Some are fueled by it. Hell, some of us even define ourselves by it. Nevertheless, fear resonates within each of us at some intense level, albeit a negative or positive drive, it remains alive and powerful. We’re taught at a young age to be cautious, to be indirectly fearful of things like hot stoves, the dark, first day at a new school/job. As we grow older, the fears may change in subject but the base line remains the same.
Fear disguises + removes. Fear creates + resides. Fear changes + inspires. Fear fuels but more importantly, it exists.
Now: Flip the coin. That’s the key to overcoming our fears. If we address them rather than trying to rid our lives of them, we have won half the battle. Upon addressing, we not only weaken the negative portions of them, we in turn place ourselves in a position to change the frequency within our universe, opening up our minds to receive new experiences.
Channel your fear to remove self doubt. Channel it to create new paths of self discovery. Channel your fear to fuel your passions rather than limit them. Channel it to not only accept change but to effortlessly adapt to it.
Now, I’m not telling you that if you remove fear from your daily lives, you’ll be granted inner peace and personal success. That would be not only delusional but unrealistic. We as humans + individuals need fear to survive on a basic instinct level. So, I am simply stating that if we have the option to channel our frequency to live beside but not IN fear in a healthy and progressive way, why not take it?
❂ courtesy of @allaboutitpodcast .
We had to walk about half an hour before we got here. It's an island with a castle on it. Or perhaps it was a castle that is an island. Anyway, it wasn't easy to get there because it was raining a lot, but in the end it was worth it. Never give up!
Funny how when you move you tend to unearth tidbits you haven't seen in awhile. This huge piece of half finished art has been sitting around for who knows how long.
Found it going through some boxes as I separated piles into three sections, keep/discard/debate.
This one I think I might have to finish but I wonder how exactly. So often, I begin a piece and then move it off the easel to do another and as the piles stack up some get lost in the shuffle.
I dig the colors here, though.
Open your hands if you want to be held -Rumi
I love this quote because where I’m at in my own life I read this as something I haven’t done before like asking for help or reaching out. There’s always a balance to this but it’s nice to find those who are willing to help you. Whatever your passion is, you can’t do it alone.
As I said in my last post I’ve been busy catching up on work. I’m also still finding my style of shooting and attending workshops and connecting with other creatives, (more so women) in the industry...but just by going out and making that extra effort to work on my craft I’m already meeting people that are lightening up my life in so many ways. This is my favorite part of the job 💙