It is the emotion that raises us from the dead. We become enthused, then fearful and then struggle to get to the set goal.
This whole sentence is a journey, a journey through the deep dark woods of fear. A journey through the brain to the heart to the limbs and its in total millions of galaxies as its all cloaked in fear and negative cognitions.
Its like as kids we are often told to meditate a mantra which can be just anything. As adults, we meditate on all the wrong mantras hoping to deliver us. What happens on the way is Maya. We get lost in the woods as we imagine all the demons from delusional shapes to tapes of people telling us their fucked up opinions to our own voices of blaring deficiencies.
Overcome Your Fears at the Starting Line
It’s weird how we often live in the negatives hoping to make it to the positive land. Even as I am writing it sounds totally ridiculous and absurd but we persist in bringing ourselves down to reach our highest goal and dreams. We shoot for the stars while calling ourselves scum bags. Do you think the body believes in the stars or in our ability to reach the stars? Of course not.
We set up our own trap because now we have formed our perfect base to camp out and look at the stars with despair as we cant reach it anymore. It’s a simple formula: fears are healthy until the start line; after that, it is important to ignore them and just focus on the act to get to the finish line. We just have to do it!
What often happens is that we start running the race and then get distracted by the thumping of our own hearts. We worry that the heart will stop, we will fall, we’ll be breathless, we’ll be helpless and die. Before we know it we find ourselves slowing down immersed in taking care of the heart.
You Can Win the Race
Wait … did we forget that the heart rate has to increase with the running- it’s a normal body function; after all, the heart is the biggest muscle in there. Why are we stopping ourselves from reaching the finish line by making a big deal of the normal functioning of the body???
As we slither away to the sidelines we go deeper into the woods of despair, allowing all our doubts and tapes from the past crowd us and leer at us. With tears in our eyes and hurt blinding our view, we find ourselves in the no man’s land of shame where we whimper and die.
That’s why I call anxiety an emotion that raises us from the dead as it comes up again and again without fail with the slightest effort. It’s meant to make you feel alive and kicking. It’s meant to tell you that the biggest muscle in your body is working to keep moving, keep aiming at the finish line and just do it … because you can!