It is exhausting to continually pack away pieces of your true self. Whether trying to fit into some self-imposed expectation or one that others have placed upon you, this type of erasure erodes vitality.
Remember, It takes a lot of energy to be anything other than yourself.
Nobody enjoys the experience of fear. It’s associated with negativity and we are encouraged to rid ourselves of it. However, trying to do so only exacerbates its hold.
To successfully deal with it is to employ self-compassion by remembering your humanity and that fear is a natural part of that. Then balance this by remembering your divinity which holds space for everything, including fear. It is this action of expansion that makes all the difference.
Instead of being consumed by it, you create a container big enough to hold it. In this way, fear becomes an ally.
It is challenging for anything that is neglected to flourish. This is true of plants, projects and life itself.
Whereas plants and projects die out, life tends to keep us in the same circumstances…until we learn and choose to do something different. Although it doesn’t feel like it, repeating the same lessons is grace.
It’s a call to pay closer attention to the innermost aspects of your being. As long as you ignore them, thriving remains out of reach.