This is Steve, co-owner and coffee roaster. When I’m not roasting coffee, one of my hobbies and interests is to write poetry/prose. I recently posted a blog on my writing blog about some thoughts on walking through fear and finding more balance, peace, and joy in life. Here is a link to the original posting and I will re-post here for convenience sake:
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“Find a place inside where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”
I wanted to share some brief thoughts on my own experience at walking through fear. I hope you can find some value or encouragement from it. As always, I welcome any comments or questions. Thanks and glad to be on the journey with all you!
Fear can be a challenging obstacle and at its worst can keep us from living the life of our dreams. Life can be flowing freely, not a worry on the radar, but fear always seems to make its way back around again. With the arrival of fear comes the choice: do I fixate on it and let it freeze me? Or, do I acknowledge it, embracing it as part of this journey I’m on, as I take the next step? Many times I choose the former, but on my most clear moments, I courageously and lovingly choose myself and take the latter.
Fear will inevitably come to visit, but in that moment I have the power and inner wisdom to lovingly acknowledge and embrace all that is arising. I find that as I embrace all of my life, even the fear that I habitually want to run from, I can find the courage to shift my experience into a lighter, more peaceful state.
As I take each step, the fear begins to dissipate and I see that it wasn’t so fixed and solid after all. The fear felt bad, but it was this feeling that motivated me to find that place inside where I could take the courage to walk towards a lighter state of being, more in harmony with my higher or true Self. It turns out; my fear was a guide nudging me, reminding me of the pathway home.
I encourage you to look inside and find that place in you where there is joy. Follow the breadcrumb trail of your joy and let it lead you into more and more joy. As you follow your joy, you may just find yourself feeling more connected with yourself and with all of life.