Thoughts at 6:21 AM

The sun is shining through my window, showing the beauty of the world in its infinite simplicity. That is one of the little things I enjoy waking up to. The silence and calm that comes with the rising of the sun. It reminds me that today is a new day. With a new day, I can start all over, keep going forward, or make some changes.

You see each day we are granted 24 hours, and no matter what we cannot buy more time. So we have a choice of what to do with those precious 24 hours. Do we take a chance on love, make new memories, lay in bed and hide from the world, cry inside our hearts, or choose to live and to take on this world for all its got? That is what I was thinking as I lay in bed his morning, thinking about today, and how easily the fear of trying keeps me from what I want.

Fear is a powerful weapon, an opponent that live inside of all of us. Taking away our will to be strong, to live, and to strive for what we want even in the face of adversaries. Sometimes the fear is a rational one, and it can end up keeping us from doing something stupid. However, I am focusing on those irrational fears that we all have. The ones that keep us bounded in that self-inflicted cage from day to day. You wake up feeling afraid of what today will bring your way. Your heart is racing, thinking about all the things you have to do today. All you want to do is curl up back into bed, and let sleep wash away everything you fear. You feel anxious to try new things, go places you enjoy, overall you just feel weighed down by fear.

I say all of this because I am in the midst of that same fear, That same debilitating feeling of defeat even before the battle has started. That voice inside of our heads whispering sinisterly that you are unable, not good enough, not worthy, not smart, all it whispers are words of fear and negativity. Why do we psych ourselves out when we are capable of doing what we need to or want to? Why do we let the words of others who do not matter hold us down from finding our glory on this earth? It all comes down to irrational worries, fears, and it will be our downfall if we don’t start fighting back.

How do you fight yourself? Your fear? You make a conscious choice to do something about that fear. You make a conscious choice to realize that it exists, and that you have to do something about it. You make a conscious choice to fight back, and reinforce your willpower over it. If you want to do something, and fear is the only thing keeping you from it. Acknowledge the fear, think through the pros and cons of the actions you do or do not take. You cannot let fear keep you from living, dreaming, or walking upon this earth.

Don’t let fear keep you from a bright and beautiful future!

~ by tsunamiblues on April 19, 2008.

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