No One Said You Have to be Fearless
(The True Warrior’s Code)
The warrior knows there is much more to life than the bucket of bullshit we've been sold and gladly moves beyond his fear, mindfully taking the chances and risks in order to manifest the life his soul yearns for into reality.
I believe the archetypal “fearless” warrior doesn’t exist.
In my opinion, the true warrior is not one who is fear-LESS, but someone FILLED WITH FEAR like the rest of us. What separates him from the crowd is that this bad-ass doesn’t allow himself to be overtaken or consumed by fear.
The warrior moves with grace through life, expecting the sensation of fear to arise whenever he embarks upon a soul-expanding experience and embraces fear as a necessity for his evolution.
The warrior is self-aware and senses fear’s presence, but courageously steps to the plate to accept each challenge he’s presented and does what is required to successfully maneuver through them.
So if you find yourself feeling paralyzed by the sensation of fear when you’re attempting something new and different, pause and take a moment to be compassionate towards yourself. Fear happens to the best of us, especially the warrior-types craving lives filled with passion and purpose.
The warrior knows there is much more to life than the bucket of bullshit we’ve been sold and gladly moves beyond his fear, mindfully taking the chances and risks in order to manifest the life his soul yearns for into reality.
Every change made in life ushers us into new, foreign territories to learn and grow from, and sometimes this feels downright terrifying hiking through new terrain in some strange shoes we’ve never worn before.
It’s natural to shrink back from fear and momentarily reassess a situation. Pausing in reflection before moving forward with something big isn’t cowardice, it’s healthy and smart. Just don’t stand out at the edge of the cliff too long. You have to jump.
Like the warrior, the coward is afraid too, except he becomes dominated by it. Fear paralyzes the coward who never attempts anything different or new because he’s afraid to use fear as a directional indicator to move toward his greatest potential. The coward cheats himself from living because his entire life has become contaminated in self-doubt, disbelief and worry.
It’s a choice.
Live life constantly believing fictional scenarios the mind creates rarely if ever coming true only but 99.999% of time.
Live life believing in yourself and your true potential, because truth be told . . . every time you boldly take a risk, you will feel satisfied regardless of the outcome because you faced your fears in trying.
Life isn’t happening someday down the road. Life is here, happening NOW, and everything you need to accomplish your dreams already resides within you.
Life is not about what you say you will do, LIFE IS ABOUT WHAT YOU ACTUALLY DO.
YOU ARE READY. Believe it. Go and trust. CREATE YOUR REALITY, not later, but NOW. The future prospect of “One day life will be more awesome,” is nothing but a copout and an excuse to escape whatever you could be doing right now in the present.
So keep fear around. No one said you have to be fearless. Fear is nothing but a muscle, and needs to be flexed regularly. Just keep moving toward your greatest potential with fear as your ally by your side.
“The feeling of fear is never going to go away completely. When you feel fear, keep going forward. You are not a coward if you feel fear. You are only a coward if you give into that feeling. You can learn to do it afraid.”
-- Joyce Meyer
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JARED CIOFALO aka "The SoulTrekker, is the Founder/CEO of "SoulTrekker: Intuitive Guidance Channeling the Heart's Truth," Spiritual Counselor, Session Facilitator, Channel of Truth, Featured Writer for The Good Men Project and The Holistic Journal, Raw, Uncut Video Blogger and YouTube Channel Extraordinaire. Leaders create more leaders, and true leaders have heart. Jared's heart is blown open and he is unafraid of sharing his miraculous gifts with all of you.