Passionate Action Trumps Fear

[cs_section id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; " visibility="" parallax="false"][cs_row id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; " visibility="" inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" bg_color=""][cs_column id="" class="" style="padding: 0px; " bg_color="" fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1"][cs_text id="" class="" style="" text_align=""]Hello love-chop, You read it right: passionate action trumps fear. I'm about to show you how.

There are so many things to be afraid of in my world, as it spins in the direction of change. Let me indulge you for a moment while I list the areas of my life that are in flux.

1. Soulful Spring Cleaning is launching in a few days, with fewer people than I expected (There's still time to get registered if you're ready). I always have high expectations for my creations, and I knew that it was risky offering the same course for the 3rd year. At the same time I know from those past years how much it serves people. So I offered it anyway, fearing the worst -- that only a handful of people would step forward.

The love lesson is this: The right people always show up, regardless how many of them.

2. As I wrote last week, I'm letting my beloved studio go. It's a major exercise in noticing and releasing attachment, and is proving more difficult than I imagined from an emotional standpoint. I know it's the right thing to do and that its coming at the perfect time. Letting it go brings up the fear that I will regret this decision later. What if I continue to long for the studio space once it's dismantled and shuttered?

The love lesson is this: While space is important, it's the space inside me that matters most. No amount of "stuff" can ever fill me up.

3. CoQuora is up and running. You read last week about the new CoQuora Podcast, which is scary on so many levels. It's new to me. What if nobody listens? What if it's crap? What if all the development we've been doing -- the community, the process, the podcast -- doesn't lead to much? Yep, the inner critic in me is alive and well.

The love lesson is this: Passionate action trumps fear. Every. Single. Time.

See, fear will always be a visitor, when I'm actively creating something. It will try to talk me out of things all the time so I can stay safe (ego), and I've learned that it also informs me of the direction I need to be heading.

In this way, fear is my friend -- even though I mostly want to break up with him.

In what ways does fear speak to you? I'd really like to know, so please comment and share.

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