I have an extremely complicated relationship with fear.
On one hand, I understand that Fear is sometimes a normal response in certain situations. I understand the purpose of fear, one of which is to protect me from danger. In that sense, and when considering that side of fear, I respect and appreciate it.
It’s kept me safe
But has also harmed me
… pretty badly
As an adult woman, I understand intellectually that there is no reason to be afraid… that no one is coming to hurt me anymore.
paralyzes me. immobilizes me. enslaves and cages me.
It is in these circumstances in which I must slap my fear around a bit to shake me out of it…
I’ve been doing more and more kickboxing lately… scientifically, for me, it’s the best medicine for releasing the excess energy originated by fear, frustration, anger, or sadness.
Lately I’ve been doing things afraid. facing fears. and putting it in it’s place.
Fear, I respect you in your rightful place,
…but only there. Get in the way of progress or start to work against me, I will not smile at you.
… Right Hook, Jab, Uppercut, Kick