the one about fear


On Monday I had a business meeting and right before I walked in I pulled a card that said "I am fearless." I gave myself a couple breaths to listen to what that was telling me in the moment. Fearless. Fear-less. To have a little less fear than courage. Ahh, I can totally do that. And so I got out of the car and showed up. And now, I can't stop thinking about fear-less.

If you've been to my office, you'll know that hanging on the wall is one of my favourite quotes about fear, it's by Parker J. Palmer and reads:


“I will always have fears, but I need not be my fears, for I have other places within myself from which to speak and act.”

I am fairly certain I'll never not have fear. And I am positive that waiting to not be afraid should never be the barometer of whether I am ready to do something...because I might be waiting decades for my tiny ego-mind to deem us ready.  

“Let me fall if I must fall. The one I am becoming will catch me.”–Baal Shem Tov

And so, today I am choosing to remember how my fear so clearly highlights what is important to me. 

Who I want to be. 

What I want to create. 

Hey Fear! That's actually pretty good. Maybe I even need to say "thank you" for waking me up to the importance of who I am and what I am creating. And if I'm not waiting to be unafraid anymore...then...let's do this. 

Fear will still be here because fear is not a consequence - it’s not a punishment we receive for doing something wrong or behaving badly. It is not something that we feel because we lack the strength to overcome it - in fact, fear isn’t an obstacle to overcome at all. Fear is a light that’s meant to guide us. It builds strength and provides sustenance. It has the ability to split us open like a knife does a pomegranate, spilling seeds of beauty and incredible possibility from the inside.
— From "My Friend Fear" by Meera Lee Patel

May we all feel the strength and support to face our fear.  

And realize how it illuminates what is so deeply important to us.

To be tender with ourselves in those moments of fear, as we realize just how important something is to us.

And then may we take it step further and be fear-less. Just for a moment, we might realize we have just a little less fear than the desire to create and be. 

One step at a time. 

Walking with you,


P.S. Qoya tonight! 7pm in Wolseley. Best way to get out of a funk? Get funky...

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a gathering to become still enough to hear your own voice…

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