Happy Tuesday! Since we just celebrated Halloween I thought we would play Trick and Treat. Boo! What scares you? What keeps you up in the middle of the night, making your heart pound hard, scaring the heck out of you? Write it down. Everything. Our fears Trick us, keeping us from living our best lives.
Set a timer to 7 minutes and write down all of your fears as fast as you can!
Go back and review what you wrote while keeping this in mind from DailyOm:
In order to live more peacefully with the past, it helps to remember that once we know better, we tend to do better. Prior to knowing, we generally do our best, and while it’s true that from the perspective of the present, our best doesn’t always seem good enough, we can at least give our past selves the benefit of the doubt. We did our best with what knowledge we had. Beyond this, we serve the greater good most effectively by not dwelling on the past, instead reigning our energy and knowledge into our present actions. It is here, in this moment, that we create our reality and ourselves anew, with our current knowledge and information.
Can you look at your fears and quiet them by sprinkling them with love and shining the light of respect they deserve instead of hiding them in the cave of our heart?
What fear can you dissolve? Loosen the grip with forgiveness. And say thank you, celebrate, and cherish what gives you a fright because we are doing our best with the knowledge that we have.
Now set the timer for another 7 minutes. Pick one of your fears and write a letter to it.
Dear Fear of Death:
I see you hiding in the cave and you scare the bejeebies out of me. You really do! Because of you, however, I do not take a single day for granted. I feel lucky to be alive and I don’t want to miss a thing. Plus, you have taught me about the Dignity of Life. All life. Because of you, I am quick to forgive and say I love you whenever I can. This fear of death sometimes leaves me feeling blue as a blueberry. I think deep thoughts and can connect with others who have lost a beloved one.
So. Thank you.
And when you knocked upon my family door, we did the best we could with the knowledge we had at the time.