I’m t-minus 72 hours from the trip of a lifetime. While I’m so incredibly excited, there’s this little monster that keeps creeping up on me trying to ruin my vibe.
Today I am addressing the elephant in our minds. The one that stops us from being the best and highest version of ourselves. The one that nags and nitpicks and tells us we aren’t good enough to attack all of the things that we really want to. The one that stops us from living our most complete destiny. That elephant’s name is Fear.
The argument behind the inception of fear is a hot button topic. Many people believe that fear is a learned behavior while others believe that fear is innate. Most researchers would say both are the right answer. Our bodies have shown us through our instinctual method of “flight or fight” response, that staying out of harm’s way our natural reaction to danger. But, did you know that our brain and body respond the exact same way to ANY potential fear as we would to a life or death situation? This means, for me, that “gardener snakes” and “man chasing me with knife” are physiologically in the exact same category. It sounds really silly as I write it out, but as human beings we often don’t stop to assess the validity of our fears. Here are a few tricks for stopping fear in its tracks as we feel it starting to rise:
In my day to day life I like to regard fear as an acronym. We can either choose to:
I’m rising to an elevation of 35,000 feet and tackling this sabbatical with pride. Which one will you choose?
Love, light, and lion vibes. 🦁❤️
Hey, again. It's Shonna.
I'm one part dance diva, one part sunbeam, and one part lioness. This blog is a highlight reel of my favorite moments, my travels, my dance classes, and my spiritual journey. It is a place for me to express, share, and heal. Through my journey, I hope to inspire, create, and spread happiness. I truly enjoy making others feel good - about themselves, about their circumstances, about life in general. With any dash of hope, maybe you can feel that way too.