The training for a fear based mind-set has gone on far long enough.
We have the freedom to choose whether or not we will allow … yes, allow … fear based thinking to have a place in our lives.
It is easy to become afraid of losing the house, the job, the money, the status, the partner, or friend(s) … or whatever it is that has it’s hooks embedded into the mind. It is more difficult, and far more satisfying, to walk through that fear and into freedom.
Having nothing may seem daunting, but there are many who have nothing real significant as far as material items go, and their hearts are overflowing with love, with kindness and care.
You have probably heard, “Unless you walk a mile in my shoes…”, I think many of us have heard this by now. If we have lived long enough, we probably have already worn many of them. This phrase is a metaphor for the word “experience” in case you did not know.
Many women (and men) have a closet full of rows and rows of (actual) shoes, they sometimes wear two, or three pair a day. But have they practiced walking in anothers?
The shoes I like, and find most fascinating, are the ones you don’t put on, the ones used to walk the walk.
~ Sometimes these invisible shoes are sneakers which have holes in them, they leak and the feet get wet … sometimes the clothes that go along with them are worn as well, although if tended, many people will not even be aware of this.
~ Others may be high heels, or perhaps another type of fancy, goin’ dancin’ shoes, life is carefree, and maybe the deep thinker sits by the wayside for a bit.
~ The work boots are something too, steel toes, all business, getting the job done no matter what it takes.
The point of this analogy is that until we don the shoes, walk the walk, and push past the fear, we will never truly live.
I am not suggesting a careless action, or life without attention to details, or the putting aside of a well laid plan.
Perhaps a ppppppuuuuuussshhhhhhhhhh into the wind.
Let’s get fit.