Dramatic changes, a move to another town, another state or a different continent at this point in my life no longer involves as much fear as it once did.
Having finally learned to differentiate between being extremely excited about the potential of life and sheer panic for what might blow my way, for they are quite similar, both involving so very much emotion.
Emotion = any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear, etc., and usually accompanied by certain physiological changes, as increased heartbeat or respiration, and often overt manifestation, as crying or shaking.
So fabulous knowing that we can become “agitated” by feelings so strong that they can increase our heart rate, our respiration, cause us to break down in tears or be overwhelmed with laughter.
I no longer run from what I see or feel as being potentially painful, for overcoming my fears allowed for my most sincere growth, feelings of anticipation in joy and ultimately, self-mastery.
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” ~ Albert Einstein
Passion originates from the heart as I had fallen deeply in love recently, this provided the pleasure of feeling past my hesitations and all limiting beliefs were released. Based solely on my past, the potential was revealed that there was indeed passion left, my doubts were lifted and discarded for ever because of one significant and very special woman.
Hope was again part of my emotional connection as I did still possess the power of love, and from that moment forward it was more intense than I remember.
Our emotional responses are more than surprise and delight, for fear, limiting beliefs and ingrained bad habits are all ingredients in how our emotional response to any situation arrives.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” ~ Helen Keller
It is obvious now that there are many others who are restricted by their fear of themselves and who they might discover as who they really are. Fear is a powerful emotion and often based in self imposed limitations and a lack of understanding of how magnificent we are as human beings.
Our avoidance of the truth in accessing our deepest feelings or any physical response to fight or take flight can be measured by our emotional responses. Running from a situation to what we perceive as safety rather than standing our ground and working towards rising above an unwanted event or situation.
“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun” ~ Pablo Picasso
The alienation or resistance of any heart-felt intuition may temporarily avoid pain, but this avoidance may reappear with a vengeance at a later date if we continue to live without a better balance of our emotions. Avoiding our true awareness of ourselves can only promise a life of limitations, many self-imposed which may in-turn pacify the potential for exceptional happiness.
“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.” ~ Maya Angelou
We listen to a story of us, because that is who we believe we are, regardless of it being the truth or not. We exist in this way because of the agreements we have made with ourselves, it is our assumption of ourselves. We need to break free in order to obtain a new and more worthwhile understanding of our magnificence.
How many are willing to face our fears, to openly change how we feel about ourselves and who will ultimately make the determination who we shall be? Will we commit to our returning to life as artists and create ourselves in a way that is at the heart of our happiness?
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” ~ Jim Morrison
It truly is all up to you, to believe again that we are indeed perfect. To revert to the point of view when we were very young, before we began distorting the truth of ourselves and started to believe that we are not worthy of love.
Who do you believe you are?