Who is sitting in your driving seat? I recently realised that my fears are sitting in the driver seat of my life and not my beliefs/dreams. I thought I was allowing my dreams to drive my behaviour but after some deep introspection I realised that I was fooling myself. I made a conscious decision to start shifting my behaviour. To allow my positive beliefs to fast track me to my dreams, instead of allowing my fears to keep me in first gear. The truth is that if we live from a perspective of fear we live smaller, close down our creativity and are not as open to the flow of life.
The activity I did to get to this insight was that of writing down what I’m afraid of, without judging or filtering. Once I felt that all my fears were written on the piece of paper, I started a new page with what I believe in and dream of. I would like to share some of my fears and beliefs with you. I do believe that we are more alike than we tend to think. My hope is that in sharing my vulnerability with you, you may reflect on your own behaviour. That we can all shift from first gear to fifth.
I am afraid of…
- Not having enough money and not being able to look after myself.
- Not living fully, playing it safe and not taking enough risks.
- Always saying that I will publish my book but never doing it.
- Allowing my thinking to hold me back and not changing my bad habits.
- Not bringing my true self to life and unlocking my potential.
- Not loving (others and myself) enough.
- Wasting time on things that don’t really matter.
- Not being good enough, beautiful enough, and clever enough.
- Not making my business a success.
- Not listening to the wisdom of my body.
- Settling for second best and missing opportunities
- Saying no and disappointing others.
I believe …
- I am enough (good enough, beautiful enough and clever enough).
- The world gives me what I need and I’m now exactly where I need to be.
- God loves me and has a purpose with my life.
- If I keep myself open opportunities will come to me.
- In eating wholesome and nourishing food than depriving me to be ‘thin’.
- Accepting all of me, and that non-acceptance causes suffering.
- In loving relationships and that it builds bridges.
- In beauty and the magic it brings in my life.
- In creativity and how it opens possibilities.
- In living my life from a soulful place, connecting deep with deep.
- In my body and that it holds all the wisdom I need.
- In the joy of being alive, that I can enjoy and trust life.
Learning: Live from the trust that you can create the life you dream of.
Healing question: How will you live differently if your dreams, instead of your fears, drive your behaviour?