Our culture often tells us that we have to live in fear. We're constantly fed news and information about safety and avoiding various bogeymen. We scamper around, afraid that the latest threat is already under our bed. The challenge in the face of this onslaught of anxiety is to move beyond the fight or flight instinct and live with self-awareness, courage, and hope.
If all you do is sit around being scared of something, then you'll live a life where you don't follow your dreams, or do what you love doing. Fear keeps you stuck trying to be safe instead of courageously following your inner voice. It's up to you to decide what kind of life you want to live: One where you stifle your voice, or one where you sing joyfully.
I love connecting with people who value self-awareness because they understand what's it's like to exist in a realm of uncertainty and nebulousness and create something positive out of it. They live with hope and valor instead of trepidation. What do you do to avoid living in fear?