By Marcena Batya
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Since I have started my healing journey I’ve realized how much I let fear hold me back.
Far too often I find myself thinking of ideas, daydreaming, wishing… but frozen in my actions. In the times that I do let it flow… I keep it to myself out of fear.
Fear of rejection, fear of judgment, fear of being attacked, fear of being “wrong” or not good enough. All of these fears throw my body into a state of trauma and I freeze.
But what will happen if I keep letting fear freeze me up?
I’ll never move. How can I create the life i want if I literally can’t move?
Trauma is healed in the body when we have new and better experiences.
When we can put our art into the world and get positive feedback. When we share our feelings with someone and they can actually hear us. When we have moments that feel scary, but we move through them and realize we are actually safe and loved.
The only way to get to this place is by moving. Unfreezing ourselves. Taking small steps towards what we want.
As someone who grew up shy, shut down, scared of people and unable to express myself.. If I can do it, anyone can.
In moments when fear holds you back, ask yourself…
What if I chose love over fear right now in this moment?
What would I do if I knew I could not and would not fail??