“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
While we may never fully eradicate fear from these coats of skin we inhabit, we can go along way to banishing self-imposed fears which limit the unabridged expression of our being. Now you cannot simply say to yourself: “I am no longer afraid of this” or “This fear will paralyze me no more,” for a follow-up step – that of putting your new resolve to the test – is required.
In many cases overcoming a blockage related to fear might be as simple as breathing out when you might typically breath in or hold your breath. If the wind can move a tall sailing ship or topple a mighty oak tree, it can certainly help you overcome your footling bugbears. In others it might require relaxing further into the courage of your or others’ former successes, saying to yourself: “I’ve made it through hard things before…” or “If she can do it so then can I…”
In any case, taking the step of actually doing the thing you fear is what drives the final nail in the coffin of that fear. Setting your mind and heart to it are necessary, but not sufficient to overcoming. You must, dear readers, do to overcome.