Numb Your Fears.
As a kid, I used to be extremely fearful of the unknown. Worst case scenarios and situations of turmoil would circumnavigate my brain when I entered my “moods”. After understanding acute anxiety runs in my family, I knew I’d always have something on my mind.
As I tried to understand throughout the years, I learned an important lesson. The more you live in those fears, the more numb they become. As if to say, I learned to stare fear directly in the eye, no matter how frightened I was; but this was what needed to be done tin order to suffocate this aspect of my life.
Stare fear in the face, as in, learn to embrace it (not to be mistaken for “toughen up”). When you live in your fear, you take a calculated and conscious decision to make it hurt today for a better tomorrow. The more we shelter it, the worse it because. Take the lid off the jar.
Do not confuse “living with” from “living in”. Simply put, confronting hindrances by walking straight through the fire exposes us to the worst of it. Feel the pain to its full extent. Because when that pain subsides, you’ve already seen the worst. It can only get better from there.
We all have that weakness. That compressed anxiety. Its up to you. A person is only as good as their weakest shortcoming. Prepare to have no shortcomings. Numb your fears, One Day at a Time.
David Halvorson | 1 October 2019 | @dhalvy99