Overcome Fear – Walk Through That Gate

Webs of FearHow did I overcome my all-consuming fear, my terror? I haven’t totally, but I have learned how to deal with it, how to walk through it.

I was many years sober before I realized how fearful and terrified I was of so many things. For me, it usually boils down to being afraid that I will do something wrong and will get in trouble, that I will not be liked, that I am not good enough or that others will get angry at me. These fears continue to drive me.

They are getting less and less as I become more and more aware of them. I put my attention toward these fears and talk my way through them. I pray to a higher power, the Universe, God – whomever you choose to call that Supreme Power which guides you in life.

I ask that my fears be removed, and often, they are. Sometimes, they only lessen, and I am given the courage to walk through the gate of my fear, whatever it may be.

I frequently recognize I am afraid to do something, and I purposely take action to walk through that fear. With practice and repeated walking through a fear, I find it melts away or becomes less and less.

How Fear Shows Up In My Life

My fear manifests itself as anger, hurt, defensiveness. When I recognize these emotions, I ask myself what is behind them. Usually, it is fear. Again, I pray for its removal and the strength to walk through the fear. Having been given the courage, I walk through that gate, again and again.

Fear is a normal human emotion and I do not think one is weak if one has fear. In fact, perhaps by acknowledging fear, one shows great strength and courage.

Personally, I have to determine when fear is False Evidence Appearing Real, and then go through the steps I have described. It is a method that works for me when I remember to use it.

Such are my thoughts on fear and it is time to move to the next image in the book. To begin at the beginning so you can discover the magic of the gates, scroll back. I would link it, but a link will only take you to one post…

How do you walk through the gates of your fear? What are your fears? How have you overcome fear?

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