Friday, February 14, 2014

Oh Captain! My Captain..

Yesterday we discussed how unmet needs leads to miscommunication and by changing your perspective about communication - to a dance of learning, growing, and connecting - an internal shift takes place. An internal shift that involves questioning why you think the way you do, how these thoughts help or hurt you and how to let go of that which does not serve your life's purpose.

Are you afraid of me...
how about me...
It is natural for anxiety to increase when you try something new or step outside your comfort zone. It is unnatural, however, for anxieties or insecurities to get in the way of living your life in an unrestricted and free manner. If you find fear is dictating your decisions or standing in the way of where you want to be, I encourage you to participate in this exercise:

Take a moment to locate your fear. Where is it coming from and what does it look like? Once you've found it, place it in front of you and explain to the fear how much you've appreciated its
I'll be there for you.
protection in times past. Although it's been there for you, its being a part of your life is keeping you from the empowered existence you deserve and want. Pick up the fear in your hand, give it a pat on its head, then blow it back to the nothingness from which it came. You are now free.

Navigating the rough waters of your inner self is not easy and, at times, it is downright torture. Similarly, as strength replaces weakness, empowerment builds, allowing the clouds to part which reveals the sky above and the endless possibilities in front of you. Now, onto the next storm...