By: Dr. Dixie Clark
Deep within us all is a place where fearless lives. It is our innermost essence. Our soul. This place where fearless lives knows that life is not about possessing and holding on, but about learning and letting go. It lives for the adventure of experiencing and learning. This place where fearless lives knows we have a unique destiny that our soul brings forward each day.
We are all heroes of this story we are living. We all have our own dragons to slay and obstacles to overcome. It’s not always pretty, but somehow we find a way to move through these challenges. Our soul brings forward the exact right situation and person for the next step in our journey.
We have all shown our ability to be fearless, even if it doesn’t take the form of large heroic deeds. As Mary Anne Radmacher states, “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
If you look back over your life you will see many times where you tapped into that place of fearless and made it through another day, even when you thought there was no more hope. When a part of you wanted to give up, you may have heard the voice of fearless say, “It’s okay. You can do this.” You may see all those small or large acts of being fearless that are part of your journey.
Also inside us all lives a place of fear. This place of fear believes that the world is not a safe place. That we’re not strong enough to handle the difficulties we’re facing. It believes that our safety lies in things and people outside of ourselves. Fear would have us believe that we’re in this all alone and that we need to defend and justify what we do and who we are so that people love and accept us. You may have heard the voice of fear say things such as “What if I make a mistake? What if they get mad at me? I can’t do this. I’m not good enough.” As you look at your life you may see many times when you let the voice of fear guide you.
This journey is about learning which voice to listen to…which one to trust. We spend a long time finding out who we’re not before we discover who we are.
Our voice of soul brings forward the fearless in us when we…
- sacrifice our need for approval and perfection.
- let go of old patterns and addictions.
- are willing to love again, even after betrayal or hurt.
- take action when it’s needed.
- make honoring ourselves more important than the opinion of others.
Being fearless is learning to trust by allowing for fear and moving forward anyway.
That’s what life asks of us. To have the courage to take that next step, to follow our heart, even with no guarantees of approval or success. To listen to the voice that loves us, believes in us and guides us on our path.