“It’s your right to act upon your thoughts, do what makes you happy and push through resistance. Fear can overcome you, indeed. But not today, not because they said you couldn’t, not because you might fail – NO – but because your happiness demands it of you! This is your time to live, to create, to be something greater than your fear. This is your time to come alive, because you must!”
– Jackson Kiddard, author & polymath.
Maybe today you will overcome the fear and walk on by. I read once that fear actually stands for False Evidence of Actual Reality. I often remind myself my life is my choosing and to not push forward is to stay stagnant and without happiness.
Walking with Tucker is happiness. We walk as companions together with a simple pleasure of enjoying the moment walking . Yet in moving to North Carolina we have not been able to take our nice walks. Fear has held me back. There is a mind-set here that instead of walking a dog on a leash you open the door and let them go. Dogs roam everywhere, some are not very nice. Tuck is a big strong anxious at times Standard Poodle and very misunderstood. His anxiety increased because his exercise decreased causing him to act out. I needed to fix it. I had enough. I pulled out his walking harness and lead several months ago and took off down the road. Fearlessly we went pushing our boundaries further as the weeks went by. As I pushed by my fear I noticed little challenges would crop up but I stood firm and pressed on. One day we met up with the king of the neighborhood running free. I felt the fear try to ooze its way back in. Not today I thought, I stayed calm and happy walking along the road. As we proceeded down the road this nemesis of ours starts to move back as if there was a sudden force shield growing around us. He moved backed and disappeared. The funny thing about that experience is since that day all free roaming dogsgive us a wide berth, which always makes me smile.
My walking brings me joy. It grounds me and when things happen allowing the feeling of fear into my reality usually there is something in my life that is giving me distress. You can not see clearly when thinking in a state of fear. Happiness allows you to become an observer and creator of life. Find happiness, start small and build from there pushing your way through the areas that you have never ventured because of fear. Watch life open up and maybe you will find a force field around you too.