I don’t know how many times I’ve sobbed to my boyfriend, sharing my feelings as I shook and tears streamed down in huge puddles. “I’m not crying because I’m weak. I’m passionate about what I’m saying, that’s why I cry,” I manage to garble out between sentences.
“It’s okay. I know you are strong. I don’t think you’re weak because you’re sharing how you feel. What you feel is valid because you are feeling it,” he says.
I recently heard an interview with two women who were discussing fear and everyone's obsession with fear...mastering it, defeating it, and pushing through it. Instead, it was posited that we observe fear as a necessary companion. It protects us from potential harm and can be a useful indicator.
Fear is like a thermometer that when activated, alerts us that we are stepping into the unknown, venturing into uncharted territory. Fear is saying, “Oh shit, we’re about to do something we’ve never done before, let’s run!”
Hi! I'm Robin - Teacher, Singer, & Author. I love creativity & sharing what I love!