3 Reasons to Break Up With Fear
For as long as I can remember, I have had an on-again-off-again relationship with fear. Initially, he took the role of a protector, much like a father or a big brother would, however his presence soon turned controlling. His reign rendered me the cowardly lion: afraid to live with him and afraid to live without him.
He was there in my youth when I crossed the street, teaching me about the fear of danger. His presence became more dominant in middle and high school as he exposed me to the fear of rejection. And later in adulthood he introduced me to the fear of failure.
What if you get hurt?
Don’t take that risk!
You might fail.
What will people think?
His words stifled and steered my decisions causing me to live a lesser version of me. And despite the unhealthy nature of our relationship I stayed because this place felt more normal than abnormal. To walk away from my relationship with him would be to abandon the false sense of security that he provided.
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