We are funny creatures sometimes; we’re afraid to live and afraid to die.
So many times we find ourselves stuck in the middle with no way out. If we decide to live and follow our intuition, we get so wrapped up in what “COULD” happen and all the fears associated with taking risks, we become afraid.
On some subconscious level we think that by living we will “die”.
In our fear-based thoughts, risk equals death. At the root of not moving forward, a lot of people admit, that they think they will just spontaneously combust if they take too many risks – like The Uni-verse will destroy them if they take too many risks.
So in this way it is the fear of death that prevents us from living. And when we stop living we invite a certain kind of death into our experience.
Being afraid to live and afraid to die is a wonderful trick: fear-based ego thinking keeps us in our comfort zone.
There is an evolutionary reason for this. Fear helps us survive.
But today we are about more than just surviving – we are about thriving.
Thriving means more than just existing. It means living at our own unique Highest Potential, which requires us to take a step outside of our comfort zone daily.
We are grateful for fear, but allow ourselves to make a choice from a higher place, from a place of trust. The ironic thing is that once we die to our fears, we can live.
So living does require that we die, that we die to our fears, our doubts and our old ways of thinking. We must let our fears die and be reborn of the spirit. We must take that first scary step out with trust that we will either know how to fly or that we will be caught.
The irony is that by playing it safe we are actually slowly dying day by day, and by risking death, we are actually taking a step towards life.
I live my life everyday conscious of the question, “When you get to the end of your life, will you die wondering ‘what if?’” If the answer is yes, then I always do the thing I’m afraid of doing. I am also conscious of the fact that I may be blessed to live to be 100 or more, but I may also not make it through the day. So I also try my best to live in a way that doesn’t delay the things I want to do. If there is a risk to take, I want to take it now. I don’t take blind risks. I take calculated risks, I think things through, but at the end of the day the risks I still take are scary as hell. This is a positive affirmation that we all must say to ourselves.
Let us step into the knowing that is it by dying to our fears that we live. Let us take action on this and realise the only way to die to our fears is to face them. Let us face them with the solid faith that The Uni-verse has got our back.
It’s kind of fun to live life not knowing what’s going to happen next. What fears can you die to today?
The truth is that we all need to “Surrender to our fears if we truly want to live!”
– Mustafah Mun