Have you ever thought: They made a mistake and actually confused me with someone else much more qualified? Or had the feeling that even if they meant you, it will only be a matter of time before they realize you are a fraud?
I kept thinking about what had happened. Daddy had tried to kill Matthew and Mark, and we had kicked him out of the camper and left him in Canada. I'd been left behind once and had had to walk home. What if Daddy had to walk all the way to South Carolina?
People gushed when I said I was going to Costa Rica for three months in 2007 to write, do yoga, and learn how to surf -- especially about the surfing part. "Oh my God, you're going to love it! You're going to get addicted! Surfing is the most amazing sport ever!"
We were rocking out as we pulled up to the United States border. And then I was suddenly afraid. Daddy wasn't with us, it was after midnight, and our leaving at this hour was, to my mind, a little suspicious.
Unless you are aware of how you feel, you can't choose something different. And choose something different you must. When your feelings aren't supporting where you want to go, you must be willing to put them aside and move forward.
Over 20 years ago, I gave up something that ran my life. Some people might call it an "addiction"; others call it a "nasty habit." Whatever you want to call it, I'm talking about something that you believe you need in order to be okay.
I have been a faithful follower of and participant in Rhonda Britten's Fearless Living Boot Camp for the last two weeks. Although I feel I've made some progress, I also feel like something has been holding me back.
Do you ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed? What about being in a grumpy mood for apparently no reason? I know. Me too! And I hate it. It feels like the day is out of my control and it's just gonna suck. Well, I've got a quick and easy solution that will put some happy in your step.
I am a new adventurer in fearlessness, but this insight allows me perspective enough to say that I was wrong to expect ease throughout life; I was wrong to reject opportunities because I was scared of what other people may think, or because they didn't look exactly as I had dreamed they would.
It usually takes a lot longer to get rid of things than it does to accumulate them. And that's the reason we need to spend time EXHALING through life, not just inhaling. Slow things down. Deepen things up. Open up your body, brain and heart to experience MORE.
We either get pulled down by our resistances, into the safe comfort of what is known, or we make peace with the fact that we have resistances. We don't actually overcome them at this point, but we can make peace with them.
My last couple of blogs have focused on helping you become aware of your deepest fears and discover the negative patterns and habits that are dominating your life. This blog will look at how you change those undesirable patterns.
When I was 14, I thought I would grow up to become a singer. And then something happened. My parents died and I didn't want to be happy anymore so I refused to sing a note. Later, when I found myself humming in the shower and singing along to the car radio, I knew happiness had a fighting chance.
Daddy's expression was twisted with fury and madness. Suddenly the fiend in him focused in on the drawer beside the sink. With his one free hand, he reached over, opened the drawer, and pulled out one of the pistols.