Let’s start with a definition of fear: fear is both the cause and effect of feelings, thoughts, or actions that get in the way of you accepting yourself and realizing your full potential.

In other words, fear has one job which is to keep you safe from not feeling “good enough,” “smart enough,” “lovable enough,” etc. How fear protects us from these feelings rising to the surface, however, often guarantees that you will feel the emotions you are trying to avoid.

If we didn’t learn to soothe ourselves and deal with anxiety/feelings through healthy attachments and by addressing issues directly, we may have some unhealthy patterns. If we cope with unwanted feelings by overreacting, discounting any success, avoidance, substance use, etc., this leads to reinforcing our story of unworthiness.

Fear stands between you and your ability to go anywhere you like, do anything you really want and meet anyone you please. To help you feel safe, fear motivates you to hide your essential nature by getting in the way of expressing yourself truthfully.

Sometimes there is a crisis in life that gets you started on the journey from fear to freedom. Maybe you are sick of letting yourself down or listening to your own excuses. Perhaps you have had enough of never finding the courage to stand up for yourself or saying what’s really on your mind. It could be that you are through neglecting yourself or you are fed up of being walked on . . . whatever has brought you to this point, is your opportunity to create more freedom and align yourself with your authentic self.