Wednesday Word

I love today’s word!  Impavid…fearless, undaunted.  Years ago I read a book by Don Miguel Ruiz, “Beyond Fear”, it changed my life.  I continue to study, to read and explore the things we feel and cannot see.  In Don Miguel’s book he talks about the fact that we are born without fear.  Fear is something that we learn.  Some of it is intuitive and some of it is learned from our parents, peers and others.  We are imprinted with all sorts of thoughts and feelings about fear but when you realize that the fear is only in your mind it puts things in a new perspective.  I like the concept that fear is nothing more than False Evidence Appearing Real.  The things I have feared the most never happened…think about it in your own life.  How many things that you dreaded and feared really turned out to be so.  I am making a concerted effort to be conscious of when these thoughts and feeling begin and, instead of reacting to them as I once would, looking at them, loving myself no matter what and realizing they are nothing more than a thought that I can change.  It is freeing!  So let’s work to be Impavid.  Some fear is healthy and necessary but so much of it is not.  Life is so much more fun when we work to be in a state of mindful joy and thankfulness!

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