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June 17th, 2011
Fear in the future

“We can’t fear the past. Fear is a future thing. And since the future’s all in our heads, fear must be a head thing.” – Tom Payne

We spend so much of our lives in a state of anticipation, often anticipation of what we don’t want to have happen.  It leads us to living a life in our heads rather than in our bodies and hearts.  You can’t anticipate the present moment because it’s already here.  You know what it is, what it holds, what it looks like.

There are very few moment’s in the present that include fear itself, although there are definitely some.  However, living in anticipation of these potential moments, we end up living through exponentially more in our heads, conjured up by our thoughts, than ever actually materialize!

So the next time you find yourself experiencing fear, ask yourself, what am I afraid of?  Then ask, what part of this fear is actually true right now in this moment?

Try to be present in what is.  Live where you are now.  This is how you can be connected with your body and heart, and live an integrated life based more in your reality than merely in your mind.  You can direct your mind according to what your body tells you and your heart feels.  Instead of allowing your mind to direct your body and heart away from RIGHT NOW by focusing on what is is afraid of in the future.

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