Dealing with fear

A man who flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it. --JRR Tolkien

The boomerang effect. Deal with it now or later. If later, the fear can become unbearably magnified. The fruits of dealing with my fear have included feelings of enrichment, fulfillment, being in a more evolved state of mind where more options bloom into reality. 

So what does the mean really? 

For me, recognizing the fact that for too many years I was living my life waiting for the other shoe to drop following my daughter's death, was slowly killing me, my dreams. Yes, it has been hard and painful work facing this reality. And time-consuming. And worth every minute of effort. It serves no one and does not honor my daughter if I'm not creating a life well lived. 

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Habitually not writing that is.  It's not that hard and yet I procrastinate. Dorothy Parker once said, "I hate writing. I love having written." I don't really hate it, but there are plenty of times when I'll think, "I should write" instead of "I could write." That's why I love her quote. 

After creating something, it always feels amazing. It is so much more rewarding than other habits, like making the bed, or taking my vitamins. 

I've even set up this blog in a different way to ease the numerous steps it previously required to publish a post. So I start again today with this reminder and tell myself if not daily, then at least every other day. 

It all boils down to choice about what's most important. 

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