When I was a kid, I was exposed to so many different things and my mother always made me feel so safe and secure. Because of that, I was fearless. When I went skiing, I didn’t slow down or look for the nice powdery spots. Even on an icy pitch- I just went straight down- no hesitation.
As I have gotten older, I have started to get afraid of things, like heights. I was never afraid of heights as a kid and now I am so scared of heights. Just being at the top of a tall building causes me to take a focused deep breath. I don’t know if it is because I have left the security of being a kid and now that I am a mother myself, I have so much responsibility. #somuchtolivefor <- kidding – that is dramatic, I know!
But, I remember being a kid, and just going for it. I still go zip-lining when the opportunity presents itself. I just do it. I still take my family on trips high in the jungle on canopy tours. My five-year-old even reassured me on a recent trip when it got windy and I got squirrelly, ‘It’s ok mommy, just a few more steps.’
I think overcoming physical fear (ex: fear of heights) is important because feeling the fear and going for it anyway makes you feel unstoppable. They say bravery isn’t the absence of fear but action in the face of fear. The more you face your fears, the less they can control you. What do you do to crush your fears? Let me know – I want to know!
Lots of love,