If you didn't have FEAR what would you have done with your life?
February 24, 2007 12:39am CST
All those missed opportunities cause you thought: "No, I couldn't do that". What did you want to do but said no because of fear? Did you take the easy road, the one everyone travels on?
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1 Mar 07
"The road not taken might have brought me fame, but I missed it along the way..." I wanted to be a rock star when I was young so badly I could taste it. I used to stare at pictures of KISS and the Beatles and Iron Maiden, and watch their videos and what not and study everything they did, because it's what I wanted to do--stand high above a crowd, holding them captive in the palm of my hand. Alas...
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24 Feb 07
I think my FEAR of being unable to provide for my children has kept me in a not so great marriage. Living with my husband hasn't always been so easy. I can't help but to wonder now if maybe I didn't take the EASYROAD. Maybe I should have kicked him to the curb and traveled the road ahead.
25 Feb 07
I think that's a common one. I know my own mother endured all for exactly the same reason. Yet she is a very capable woman. So strong is this sense of fear, and reinforced 100 fold by the mind. But it's often nonsensical. The energy it takes to endure what is feared - imagine if that was channeled into a different future. Sometimes I wonder if what we see as the easy road - comfort etc, is in fact the hard road. What did Nelson Mandala say - something about our own power being our biggest fear. I have this big procrastination trait, I read somewhere recently (must write these pearls down) that procrastination is putting of what we innately know needs to be done. Scared me I have to say! Hang in there.