The following four steps will give you the mental strategies you need to move from fear to courage:
- RECOGNIZE: Witness, notice, become aware of your fears. Notice when you begin to feel worried, anxious, scared, timid, or hesitant. Feelings have a direct connection to a specific thought you are thinking. Feel the feeling and then trace it back to the thought that's creating that bodily sensation.
- RELEASE: Know you have the powerful choice, in that moment, to LET GO of that fearful thought. Ask yourself, "Would I rather be fearful or free?"
- RELAX in your Truth: Truth is your constant Divine self, your Infinite & Sacred Self. Truth is NOT your appearance, your opinions, or any labels that the outside world uses to define you. Ask yourself, "What is my truth?" I am Infinite Love, I am Infinite Wisdom, I am Infinite Peace, I am Infinite Wealth, I am Infinite Freedom. (I spend part of my daily meditation repeating these affirmations to myself so that when I notice myself in fear, I can return to that mental seat of peaceful awareness of my truth.)
- REMAIN Openhearted: Turn your attention towards something that makes you feel less contracted and more expanded. Stay dedicated to keeping your heart open-- regardless of what happens in the outside world.
This is my goal, ladies-- to always remain openhearted no matter what someone says, does, or doesn't do to me. I have become so aware of the times when I feel so closed-hearted, so constricted, because of what is happening externally. My vision for myself is to be deeply happy on the inside, regardless of my circumstances.