You and me baby, ain’t nothing but mammals…
Easy to forget, right? We live in a cushy world where our risks have been largely minimized. We are able to control our environments, and in many cases (barring freak accidents or natural disasters) we can screen our circumstances and take certain routes that we know will bring about a maximum level of comfort in the face of minimal threats.
I like to believe that taking these smooth, paved roads that fail to kick our systems into gear is, well… a bit vanilla. All the adventurous adrenaline junkies out there know that oftentimes, the best versions of ourselves come out when we are put to the test, and our bodies are forced to kick it up a notch. The driving force behind this gear change? Our uncelebrated friend, fear.
He’s gotten a bad rap, but fear is somewhat of a double edged sword. Of course facing our fears is always an uncomfortable prospect, but if we are able to react with strength of character, our situations tend to brighten and we come out stronger on the other side.
Learning how to channel the negative energy that can come about in the face of fear, however, isn’t easy. Read this great post written for Tiny Buddha by our very own Leanne Kallal, on how to transform your fear into power in four simple steps!
A Simple Process to Turn Fear Into Power
Have you ever stopped to think about your definition of fear?
As my dear friend Mr. Webster states, fear is “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.”
Simply put, I disagree with this definition of fear.
My definition of fear goes something like this….
“An opportunity for self discovery and self growth; a well of untapped personal power and strength; the gateway from wishing and wanting to doing and being.”
Yes, fear can be a drag, and there are certain situations and life-threatening circumstances that stir up a whole slew of fear that I would never wish upon any one.
But there’s another spectrum of fear that comes from within and the culprit is often our very own “monkey mind” and self-worth. Most likely, it’s this very fear that is holding you back from living the wildly successful, abundant, joy-filled life that you crave and oh-so deserve!
How do you react to fear and come out stronger on the other side? Share your tips with us below!
XO & Juicy Love,
The Juicy Geniuses Team