Are You Ruled by Fear or Do You Choose Freedom…!

Freedom or Fear
Freedom or Fear - the CHOICE is yours...!

We all experience fear, even the most confident and successful people as it is a normal part of living. The difference though with some people is that they refuse to be ruled by their fear choosing instead… freedom from fear!

Why is this? Because these people know that if they let fear rule, it will become paramount in their life and ultimately control them! They realize that once fear becomes the controlling factor it will end up paralyzing their life!

Many times fear and anxiety are fueled by the words and actions of others and if/when taken on board they become the negative tapes by which we live by.

Is fear a fire within your life and if it is, who or what makes it burn bright?

Think on this as someone who is perfectly safe, but has fear burned into them (for whatever reason) they will suffer from just as much anxiety as a person who is living in a high risk situation! This is because your brain does not discriminate between feelings and emotions that are real or imagined. Fear can and will dominate your life regardless – it is just as devastating and debilitating as a physical injury!

If we are brave enough to face those things that make us afraid we can face our fears that so much better…

If we are brave enough to face those things which hurt we can face our hurts with triumph!

The fear then… will not creep into our lives nor will the hurt over take…

We will be free to step forwards with courage and find out that we are BRAVER than we think!

Share your fears with someone else – unload your burdens with a friend!

Realize that a fear can either be a ‘real’ one or a ‘concept’ that becomes learned and then believed so, ask yourself these two questions:-

Do you want fear to rule your life?

Do you want your life consumed by a negative destructive fire?

If not then let your fears go and unburden your soul. Be brave and do what you need to do. Be brave and do what you need to… do… to… be… FREE!

CHOOSE to say NO to FEAR now…!

Instead CHOOSE FREEDOM as why hold onto fear when you can walk through it!

Fear can control you so choose to let it go!
Walk through your fear. and celebrate life – I did…!

Come walk with me a while and choose to make your journey of discovery be free of fear! My inspirational book – ‘Musings of a Blogger – Inspirational Thoughts for Your Life’s Journey’ will open the doorway for you to walk through your fear… if you choose to!

– Chapter two –‘The stoppers in our lives’ and chapter 12 of the workbook

– Chapter three – ‘What is fear’ and chapter 13 of the workbook

– Chapter four – ‘Embrace change’ and chapter 14 of the workbook

– Chapter six – ‘Challenging your though patterns’ and chapter 16 of the workbook

– Chapter seven – ‘The Masks We Wear’ and chapter 17 of workbook and,

– Chapter 10 – ‘Choices, chances and changes’ and chapter 20 of the workbook.

(If you have a real fear or your life is in danger do not hesitate to seek help – there are many places and help lines that are there waiting to support and listen! Do not live in ‘real’ fear as you are worth far more than that do take the first step no matter how hard it might be…)


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  • Fear is a big bad ugly bully! I had my share of it and trying to get over it bit by bit. I know, it has stolen my joy. Thanks for sharing this article.

    • Hi Diane
      thank you so much for you comment and yes fear is devastating. Getting over fear is a process, rather like a baby learning to walk… every time they fall down they get back up again and again then success! They can walk. Every time you fall with fear you can get up even if you need time to just rest. I know from personal experience how hard it is too keep going and sometimes still, it hits me again. Overcoming adversity, including fear, always involves a two-step process… one step forwards – two steps back – two steps forwards – one step bac – three steps forwards, etc. Diane I think you are very courageous, lol Ruth

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