From Rev. Arlene

Fear…

…almost everyone has some fear. Therefore, the goal should not be to be free of fear as much as it should be to walk through our fears.

Having been told at a young age that I could not sing, one of my biggest fears was singing in front of people.

So I recently took a class called “Singing from the Inside Out”. After 6 weeks we had a recital. In addition to singing in a chorus we were all asked to sing a solo.

The evening of the event I was terrified that I would be laughed at and ridiculed. But the audience members were all friends of the performers and very supportive. The result of the “ordeal” was not that I am now a singer, but I had again taken a step of faith in spite of my fears.

Every time we do something in spite of our fear, we not only grow in our emotional and spiritual lives, but we have another example that we can pull from our experience which helps us get through the next fearful thing we have to do.

We begin to see our lives as one accomplishment after another and the world of, “could of, should of’s” that many people experience at the end of their lives, are non existent. We are at peace knowing we did not shirk from living this life as fully as possible.

What fears are holding you back? Take the leap. Whatever happens it will be a growing experience.

Quote of the Week

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
Dale Carnegie

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