Never worry whether you can boldly follow your way in life. Each of us finds our level of boldness.
Boldly Follow Your Way in Life
Does this headline scare you or expand your heart space? These two reactions are right next to each other. One step forward brings you closer to expansion.
Sometimes, the unknown future keeps us rooted in a spot of fear.
How to Overcome Fear
Fear lives in our thoughts about the future. We feed our fear by choosing to question our power.
What if I don’t know the answers to the test? How will I perform in the new job? I don’t know anyone in my unique situation. How will I make new friends?
Instead, use your thoughts to review a personal triumph or known success of others.
I’ve done well on tests before. Every new job has a learning curve, and my new manager knows that. Once I’m in a unique situation, the unknown becomes the known. I’ve made new friends before by following my interests.
One Simple Tool Helps
Since fear lives in our thoughts of the future, we use a tool to live in the present. This tool helps you boldly follow your way in life.
- Taking one deep breath brings you to the present.
- Lower your gaze to the floor, and take another deep breath.
- Continue to breathe normally, noticing how your body reacts.
- Bring your focus to your breath, whether you can feel the breath at your nostrils, the rise and fall of your belly or your lungs filling with air.
Of course, you must be in a safe place when you use this simple tool. So safety is your first concern.
Practice This Tool Often
How many times have you practiced something before you needed it? For example, did you play with dolls as a child, practicing how to be a parent? Or perhaps you made mud pies and practiced cooking.
By spending time each day practicing mindful deep breathing, you can more easily live in the moment.
Some people call this meditation. You can call it whatever you want. It’s your life and your choice to follow your way in life boldly.
Give yourself credit each time you make forward progress, and forgive yourself when you stumble. We all have ups and downs. Take time to celebrate every improvement. You are worth it.