Following on from my last post I just wanted to share this photo – I love the way it embodies the evening and my whole experience of facing my fear(s) and getting empowered.
(A big shout out to my fellow trainee Star Phoenix for letting me use this photo.)
To finish I’d like to leave you with this quote from my teacher Ana Forrest on ‘Stalking Fear’:
“The fear was there but it wasn’t unmanageable. I’d believed that in order to do what I was afraid of, I had to get rid of the fear first, but that turned out to be only an idea not the truth. You have to do something two hundred times before the fear will disappear. Are you still afraid of something? Just do it again. Do it again. Do it again. Maybe I couldn’t banish all my fears, but I made the choice to stop allowing them to rule my life.”
(Ana Forrest, Fierce Medicine)
So maybe it’s not what you fear, it’s what you do with the fear itself.