This time is going to be different (isn’t it always?).
This time it is going to work out. All the pieces are going to fall into place. Everything I need to know I will know. All the people whose support I need will be there for me, believing in me.
This time I will be completely in my element. I will hear the words I want to hear and find the ability to turn them into music. Everything will just “make sense”. What a blessing, I will think (at least I hope I will have the presence of mind to think that!). I will not, certainly not, take anything for granted.
This time I will feel just the right amount of comfort and uncertainty colliding in a beautiful, raw balance. The questions I ask will be pertinent and penetrating. All the answers will be available to me, if I only leave myself open to them.
This time I will finally take the lessons from last time and put them into practice. Finally!
After all, last time was a “this time” one time.
Be the shining light on the horizon.
Be the beacon of hope in the distance.
Be the tracks that get you where you want to go.
Be somebody’s inspiration.
Be the question.
FEAR is a TOOL!
Fear is a tool. Your job is to use it wisely. Whenever you feel nervous, anxious, afraid, even a little depressed (this is a manifestation of fear, I believe), you have reason to be excited oddly enough!
We all experience fear on a pretty consistent basis—like you didn’t know that, right!? The key difference is in how we respond to the fear, with what kind of attitude and how rapidly we process it, and ultimately how we translate that fear into action.
Fear is, believe it or not, on OUR side. Fear is a like an invisible coach, or a defensive coordinator maybe, that stares at us with a smoldering expression from the sidelines, informing us that there is an unfamiliar situation that we need to attend to in order to advance in a current endeavor. Fear doesn’t need to even open his mouth to communicate the problem to us, because he can do so by a subconscious mental transference.
Scary in some ways, but also a comfort in others.
Fear wants us to succeed and be happy! He wants us to have all good things in life so much that it actually causes him extreme physical pain. When we notice fear creeping into our minds and hearts, indeed into our guts, our job is to pay attention to that feeling, grab hold of it, and make that instantly informed, nimble decision as to how we are going to mold it properly, facilitating the construction of a creative mental space for ourselves. Here is where we start to get a true sense of the spiritual power fear can generate.
It’s never too late.
It’s never too early.
NOW will always be the right time.
And it will always be now, so we’re in luck.