"Expose yourselt to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free." Jim Morrison
When I was in highschool, I had an obsession with Jim Morrison and The Doors. There was something about Jim that resonated deeply within me - and it wasn't the drugs and rock and roll haha :)
His ability of living with no fear - truly living life free from limitations - and he pushed them, constantly.
He used to start concerts by yelling "Wake Up!"
I knew I wanted to live my life to the fullest - break all my limitations. Not necessarily like Jim, but in my own way - a way that I would know I was taking nothing for granted and enjoying each moment of my life.
I used to live with a constant feeling of waiting - for many years, and I didn't really know why but I knew that when I asked myself if I was living my life how I wanted, I didn't like the answer.
There came a point when I couldn't take it anymore and something in me snapped. I finally decided to face my fears head on because I knew the cost of inaction was a far greater risk than to take action on what I wanted in my life.
So I jumped...and each time I took a step forward into new territory - experiencing something I never had before, my fears began to dissipate.
These days, I can finally ask myself the same question - if I am living my life how I want, and the answer is YES.
It's not to say there aren't challenges, or that I don't have bigger dreams I am going after - this is more about how I live day to day and how true I am to myself - my deep inner self that always felt trapped and wanted to escape.
"I am free."
If you are taking a risk; if you are facing your fears - just know that it will feel uncomfortable and life will always present more fears to face, because that's how we grow and progress.
An interesting thing I have discovered however is that the line between feeling fear and feeling excitement are quite similar!
Facing fears is like an adrenaline rush - your body and soul knows there is about to be a big change and so excitement builds - and we feel ALIVE.
Embrace that feeling and life becomes quite exciting! :)
Always to your success!
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