Confront Your Fear

Fear is a pretty big liar.  I know because I’ve heard its voice many a time.  It tells you that you can’t do it.  It tells you that the worst thing you can imagine isn’t really the worst.  It tells you that you are alone.

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When I was five it told me I wouldn’t have any friends.

When I was eight it told me I would never have siblings.

When I was twelve it told me I could not sing.

When I was fourteen it told me I’d never be accepted.

When I was sixteen it told me I’d never have a boyfriend.

When I was eighteen it told me I couldn’t make it on my own.

When I was twenty it told me I wouldn’t make the grade.

When I was twenty-two it told me I didn’t have what it takes.

When I was twenty-four it told me I was unlovable.

When I was twenty-seven it told me I would never reach my dreams.

When I was thirty it told me I would always be alone.

When I am thirty-two it tells me all of the above (and more)… daily.

LaurenModny_WarriorGoddess-11 The thing is though, fear can say whatever it wants.  It can talk until it’s blue in the face for all I care. That doesn’t make it true.

I have a choice on what I listen to and what I allow to influence my life.  I daily have to make the decision that fear does not get to have the final say in my life.  Yes, it’s scary. Yes, it’s loud. Yes, sometimes it can appear as truth. Yes, sometimes if feels impossible to hear anything else.

Just because fear speaks, doesn’t make it truth.

You (and I) are responsible for what we choose to allow in our lives and what we choose to confront.

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Someone wonderful told me recently that confronting is simply choosing to face.  To turn around and face head on the thing that has been chasing you all along.  To plant your feet and believe that you are not alone in that moment.  Believe that you have what it takes.

Today, let’s commit to confront our fear.  I can promise you the voice will come. It will tell you that you are not enough.  It will tell you that you don’t have what it takes.  It will tell you any number of things, but I’m here to tell you. It’s not the truth.

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It’s only when you choose to face your fear that you realize it’s been powerless all along and it is only then, that you can experience true freedom.

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13 Comments on Confront Your Fear

  1. Cecilia
    September 4, 2014 at 8:48 AM (3 years ago)

    Oh yes! I’ve heard it’s voice way too many times. Finally learning to shut it up…what took me so long?

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    • lovealwayshannah
      September 5, 2014 at 3:44 PM (3 years ago)

      You are not alone on that one 🙂 It’s definitely a process.

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  2. Colleen
    September 4, 2014 at 1:41 PM (3 years ago)

    Reading this at just the right time…Huge Thanks!

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    • lovealwayshannah
      September 5, 2014 at 3:43 PM (3 years ago)

      So glad! Go get ’em! You got this 🙂

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  3. donzwebb
    September 4, 2014 at 4:02 PM (3 years ago)

    Lovely post, Hannah! Facing my fears one day at a time. Thanks for the reminder.

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    • lovealwayshannah
      September 5, 2014 at 3:43 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks Donna! So wonderful to hear from you. Hope you are doing well! XOXO

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      • donzwebb
        September 5, 2014 at 3:48 PM (3 years ago)

        You’re welcome! I’m doing pretty well thanks! xo

  4. Simone
    September 4, 2014 at 4:18 PM (3 years ago)

    Such a timely word! Excellent blog Hannah! Thank you for being so open. Remember that F.E.A.R. is False Evidence Appearing Real. You are so amazing and I am so blessed to read your wisdom in your posts:)

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    • lovealwayshannah
      September 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks for the encouragement Simone! Love you! XOXO

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  5. James
    September 4, 2014 at 6:38 PM (3 years ago)

    “Just because fear speaks, doesn’t make it truth.”

    Yes! Such a great post!

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    • lovealwayshannah
      September 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks James! So appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment!

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  6. Cici Wilson
    September 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM (3 years ago)

    Excellent!!! Big Hugs.

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