Irrational Fear only Hurts Us

Continuing on with this months theme of ahimsa (nonviolence) we focus this week on fear. Fear is one of the biggest contributors to violence. There is a healthy and instinctual fear that helps keeps us alive in dangerous situations but there is also a fairly irrational fear of the unfamiliar that keeps us from fully living. Facing these irrational fears is a beautiful way to step out of our comfort zone, learn new things, and grow. You can still be afraid but it is time to find the courage to get uncomfortable. Is there something you are afraid of? Something you would like to face and conquer? It doesn’t have to be huge. It could just be something that makes you uncomfortable like the thought of going to a movie by yourself or traveling alone. How can you step out of your comfort zone today or this week? Maybe find a friend that you could buddy up with and face your fears together!

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