Becoming aware of your emotions, beliefs, thoughts, actions, etc. makes for some interesting findings about oneself :)
For example the latest for me has been "Fear". And I have to say WOW I could probably give you a long list of all the fears that I have had or still have since childhood; you have your general fears of crawly creepy insects to much bigger fears about your beliefs such as fear of rejection and success. The funniest one I have to say was fear of fear itself; which is about wanting to let go of the fears which causes getting a little afraid every time even a little bit of fear is felt; afraid that fear was here to stay :) :) Another one is the fear of success and rejection; now that is hilarious ... Being afraid that you will not be successful at the same time being afraid that if you are successful then you have to keep it up and you are afraid of not being able to keep up :) :)
To start let's look at the definition of "fear": an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
You have to agree that if you read the definition several times is going to make you smile: an emotion caused by a belief that is LIKELY to cause ...
And that starts you on the right direction. So if we are have awareness when we have the emotion of "fear" and then trace it to the "belief" that is causing the emotion, then we can evaluate the belief. Why do I have this belief; where did it come from; is it still valid, if still valid then what is the worst case scenario and best case scenario. If this is no longer a valid belief or if you get it to best case scenario then you can let go same as balloons into space just like my "let it go" painting. If you still feel that the fear/belief is still valid or that you trace the worst case scenario and you are still afraid, then you can dig a little deeper while keeping in mind the definition of "LIKELY" to happen or cause ... which sooner or later takes you to a point that either the fear/belief becomes invalid or that there is a pretty good chance that it will not happen or cause any harm to you :) :) Then you will soon find out that the fear and belief were developed in order for you to protect yourself. Once you reach this point then it is time to say "I am free and safe to let go of this belief" "I am free and safe to let go of this fear". Remember it is important that you do not fight your fear and accept it. Since if you fight against it then it will fight back.
This is not magic and it is not going to go away immediately, but trust me keep your awareness, trace the fear to its root belief and let go just like those balloons and trust the universe that you will be safe; and little by little your fears disappear just like a balloon that you let go into the space.
I would like to end with the following quotes, and remember to keep on Watching, Living, Loving, and most important of all Enjoying.
“Life begins where fear ends.” - Osho (BTW LOVE THIS ONE )
“March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.” - Kahlil Gibran
"Trust your Heart. Value its intuition. Choose to let go of fear, and to open to the True and you will awaken to the freedom, clarity and joy of Being." - Mooji (And I have to tell you once you get to this point ....ahhhh ...."joy")
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