Today I had to get an x-ray for a tooth extraction. I had to remove any jewellery and wear a protective belt around my waist.
The lady was really nice but I was so nervous about a machine radiating these energy wavelengths around my head that my mind started thinking about things like what if she makes a mistake and blows my head off!
Immediately I pressed the pause button, said “cancel” in my head and started to do some breathwork to calm myself down. It’s one of the five strategies I shared in my recent blog post about detoxing the mind for cultivating a happier and positive outlook when it comes to balancing hormones holistically.
Fear can be so debilitating that we can stunt our own personal growth if we’re not diligent in monitoring our thoughts.
So how do we evolve when we feel frozen by fear?
It’s about viewing fear as a state of transition.
The word transition evokes the feeling of progress, it’s letting go of the past and reaching out for the unknown.
It’s where transformation happens.
So how do we embrace this space called transition?
Expect that it’s going to be hard. When we know this, we can prepare ourselves and surrender to what is.
I read a wonderful analogy that transitions is very much like the act of swinging from one trapeze swing bar to another whilst soaring through the air, it’s that moment where we are still holding onto the bar of the past and reaching for the bar ahead when we finally let go.
How exhilarating would life be if we were swinging from one bar to the next, feeling the fear and doing it anyway!
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
l’m running a free online course that launches on Thursday 2nd of July 2020 that explores the the Power of Mindfulness to Decrease Stress as a tool you can use to help you conquer fear.