We recently posted a post on Instagram about choosing love over fear and thought we wanted to talk more about this topic in an email.
In life, it can be so easy to choose fear over love. It is all too easy to let fear take the steering wheel and let fear decide the course of your life. How many of us have decided against doing something simply because we were fearful? How many people never get around to starting their own business, becoming yoga teachers, or taking a chance in love because they are afraid?
All too many people allow fear to control and dictate their life.
Of course, fear can also be good. We need fear in order to survive. If we didn’t feel fear we would walk out in front of cars, and we would do stupid, dangerous things. However, when fear is holding us back from living life to our fullest potential it becomes problematic.
You can feel fearful but still, have the courage to do it anyway.
Fear will always be present, but that doesn’t mean you have to live your life from a place of fear. Perhaps you are afraid to start a new relationship because you were so hurt in your last relationship. This is a prime example of choosing fear over love. Or perhaps you know in your heart that you are meant to teach and share yoga with the world, but you are worried what other people will think of you, that you never get around to signing up for a teacher training. Or perhaps you want to start your own business, but you’re afraid to leave your cushy 9-5 job so by the time you’re 60 years old, you still don’t have a business.
Here’s the thing. Every single day people choose fear over love and faith.
However, we have the choice to live our life from a place of love and faith. It doesn’t mean that fear isn’t present, it just means that fear isn’t calling the shots.
When we live life from a place of love and faith, we become brave with our lives. We sign up for that yoga teacher training, we start that business we have been talking about for years, we apply for our dream job, we go on that solo trip to Bali, we say yes to a new romantic relationship, we wear the clothes we love…
We become our truest, most authentic selves and we start to radiate love and light.
Here’s a wonderful quote from Teddy Roosevelt about being courageous with your life:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again… who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
― Teddy Roosevelt