Stop Punishing Yourself With Fear It's time to stop punishing ourselves. Time to stop beating ourselves over the head with fear. This is the scenario. A fear enters our mind. Our mind takes it and runs with it. Something bad is going to happen. Something terrible and traumatic is on the way. We quickly review the traumas of our past and make the destination: Yes, it is very possible that this devastating event will happen. So we sit crouched in the present moment full of fear and dread. We worry that the worst that could possibly happen, probably will. We begin to believe that it is most likely waiting at our doorstep, ready to pounce on us and steal our joy, our peace, our place and rhythm in the universe. Because we have harboured the fear so intensely, it has already manifested itself. The thing we fear doesn't need to happen; it already has - or it might as well have - because we are already forcing ourselves to live through it. Yes, many awful things have happened to you and me that we are very sorry happened. But that doesn't mean that we have to give up the beauty of the present moment to something that hasn't happened yet. Even if it does happen sometime in the future, buy harboring the fear we will have lived through it twice as long as we need to. Recognise and acknowledge your fear. Then release it. Let go of the energy. Stop punishing yourself. While life's seasons may not always be fair, they are trustworthy. And within each day, each moment of each season, there is a way of peace and joy. Do not allow fear of what if to ruin the joy of what is. Melody Beattie (1948 - ) Journey To The Heart πŸ“–

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