Are you living your life in fear of something that might happen in the future, even though it is not guaranteed to happen, and probably won't actually happen, but since there is a small chance that it could happen, you feel a huge sense of fear, just in case it does happen?
Don't worry, I know how you feel!
We all have at least one fear that is holding us back from living the life we want and deserve to live. The key is identifying our fear(s) and dealing with them, in a way that we can eventually let them go. Here are 5 simple techniques that helped me to overcome and let go of my fear.
Be Fully Present A fear is something that we think and worry might happen in the future. When we are fully present in the now, the future doesn't exist, so the thing we fear does not exist, and so there is nothing to fear right now at this very moment.
Understand that Fear is a Perception of the Mind When we have an understanding that fear of something that my happen in the future is merely a perception of the mind, it can provide us with great calmness and peace. Since it hasn't happened yet and may never happen, we only think it might happen in our mind.
Determine the Worst Case Scenario
Another helpful way to release fear is to identify the root cause of our fear and then consider the worst case scenario if what we feared actually happened. Once we determine the worst case scenario, we often find that it's not as bad as we think.
Have Courage to Let Go
Sometimes we need to let go of things in our lives that are contributing to or providing fuel to our fear. We often feed our fear by staying stuck in one path or in one aspect in our life that isn't serving us.
It could be a job or a relationship that isn't fulfilling or is creating anxiety or fear of some sort.
It could be an emotion that is causing us stress or fear, or even something tangible that we're holding onto because we fear not having it.
Letting go takes incredible courage and confidence. It involves making a decision that might not be agreeable with everyone involved. This can cause us fear in itself!
Having the courage to step into our power in this way, be true to ourselves, our wishes and our needs, is critical to letting go of fear and being able to move forward in our lives.
Align With Your Purpose Fear often manifests when we are trying to please others or do something that doesn't fully align with our personal desires or our life purpose. It's so important to be a little selfish and be true to ourselves and our own wishes and follow a path that feels right in our heart. When we are living from our intuition, our truth, our purpose, there is much less to fear because we are more confident about our decisions and our path and we are continually being guided by our intuition, our higher self.
I invite you to try some of these techniques in your own life by applying them to fears you have, and let me know how you get on. Pick something that you fear. Start small and simple with minor fears, then move onto bigger fears. It could be losing your job, losing a loved one, being punished, being judged or laughed at, or something else.
Whatever it is, feel your fear deeply in your body, in your heart, and then practice one or more of the above techniques, knowing that the goal of letting go of your fear, is to allow you to open up to your full potential and live the life you deserve and wish for.
Feel free to leave a comment in the comments section below. I'd love to hear how you get on with these and how you feel after letting go of your fears!
To your fearless success,
with love and gratitude, Monika