Fearly Well!

what_is_your_deepest_fear__by_aaronwalwyn-d4p5san“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us….” – Marianne Williamson

A few days ago this heart wrenching quote resonated with me with a fury that rivals that of the African sun shining down on the Serengeti at high noon. I decided to conduct an extensive self-interrogation in the hopes of uncovering my deepest fear. Fear is often defined as an unpleasant emotion resulting from the belief that someone of something is dangerous, a threat or likely to inflict some form of pain.

We all experience some level of fears specifically related to us. We may have a phobia of spiders, heights, public speaking, being alone, needles, clowns etc. We tend to avoid these things and attempt to eradicate them from our daily lives. I am no different; my deepest fear in its most simplistic form is failure. Failure to achieve my life long dreams. Failure to accomplish my goals. Failure to adhere to the stringent standards that I’ve set for myself. I have such a high level of fear towards failure that I do not desire to have anything to do with it. I attempt to rid myself of any relationships, hindrances or thoughts that would lead me down the crooked path of failure. I desire to do any and everything I’m physically capable of to ensure that I won’t experience that abhorrent and repulsive emotion.

“Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.” – Les Brown

We should not allow fear to cripple us, stifle us, or cause us to assume a powerless millipede-like curled up position. We have the ability to face, conquer, an overcome any fear we have because we are indeed powerful beyond measure.

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

Don’t allow fear to become the mortar holding together the cement wall preventing you from living out your dreams!

So let me ask, what is your deepest fear?

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The DO’s and DOMES!

antidepressants“One pill, two pill, three pill, four, five pill, six pill, seven pill, floor.” – Anon

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a young lady. During the conversation she started to peel back the cornhusks of her personal life and revealed certain things to me that most individuals don’t know about her. She expressed her immense desire to go to a concert so that she can hang out with her friends, drink, and do drugs. Then she went to state “If I’m not high on domes then I’m home sleeping!” Now for those that don’t have a master’s degree in street slang, domes are the street name for the drug Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD). LSD is known for its psychological effects that include altered thinking processes, synesthesia, an altered sense of time and spiritual experiences. During the conversation, I attempted to open her eyes to the underlying truth that her life is valuable and she shouldn’t waste it chasing after an insignificant and temporary induced high.

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.” – Anon

Our lives are important and we exist to fulfill a greater purpose. Each day we are blessed to inhale the sweet nectar that is air, we are given another opportunity to make a difference. What we do next, and the choices we make are up to us. I have no clue if my conversation added to the account stored in her memory banks. I hope it did.

However, there’s a maxim that states, “you can lead a camel to water but you can’t make it drink”.

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All about the Benjamins!

money_rect“The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god.” – Scott Alexander

It has come to my attention that the world we live in has now become littered with individuals that have allowed their minds to fall victim to the degenerative disease known as materialism. These individuals play the leading role in their personal movie entitled “The Pursuit of Money”. The acquisition of money serves as their only form of true happiness. Last week a lady told me, “I really love having, making, and spending money. I really, really love money, who doesn’t?” Yesterday a guy told me “I want to make a bunch of money so that girls would throw their bodies at me.” Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with working towards a better life for oneself, experiencing financial security and making money. However, when did society’s GPS device recalculate and reroute us onto the side street of greed, deep monetary obsession, and materiality?

“The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.” – H. L. Mencken

     

The fact of the matter is that money is not the end all solution for an individual to find true happiness. No matter how much cash one can gather in the money blowing machine of life before the individual’s time expires, he or she will not be guaranteed happiness. For me, happiness is not determined by the hue of my credit card, my personal assets or by my net worth.

You can elect to chase money down the bottomless ravine or hang glide high above amongst the clouds of happiness!

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