Over the last year or so and with increasing frequency, whenever I am facing a choice I ask myself is what I am about to do out of love or out of fear? This simple question clarifies the alternatives for me A LOT.
When I talk about this concept with others, however, I sense a bit of an adverse reaction to the word fear. It almost feels like the person I’m talking to feels borderline insulted and that is definitely not my intention 🙂
I think that this may come from the fact it’s hard, and practically borderline impossible for beginners, to admit our choices are fear based. I mean, admitting a weakness these days is basically an act of courage.
So maybe the question should be: am I about to make this choice out of love or out of past?
If you really think about it, all of our fears surrounding life choices, came from our past … more specifically past hurts.
Here’s the thing though. I’m sure it hurt. It sure as hell did for me. Though I’m still very much a work in progress and it’s not always a seamless choice, the potential pain of failure in the future is slowly but surely getting pushed out by the real pain of missing out on the upside of resonating at the authenticity frequency today.
So, are your actions coming from the place of love or past?