E’s Thoughts & Quotes: Fear is an illusion

Fear is the assumption that you’re about to experience more pain than pleasure, more negative than positive, more loss than gain. Fear is an illusion that can fragment your full potential. Don’t let fear get the best of you and dictate the life you lead, it will leave you with nothing but “I could haves” and ‘I should haves”. Either you forget everything and run away from your fears or face your fears and grow to the next level. Then, be grateful for opportunity to recognize and conquer that fear that has crippled you for so long. Remember, that fear is an illusion you have set up in your own mind.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson

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Pain is necessary

Growth happens not in spite of pain but because of it. We must go through pain to come out stronger. The things that caused us this pain before have less and less effective in the new stronger version of ourselves we could become.

If you find yourself going through a tough time and you are feeling down or depressed about it. Know that everyone goes through this. Some spend a very short period of time and others spend a very long period of time in this state. Think of this state of mind like the winter, as it comes it will also go. From cold and dark to spring warm and bright. We can’t control the world around us but we can control how we start to see the world.

Find people that will listen to how you feel and give you encouragement, especially if they too have been through the same or similar situation.

If you were in the woods lost for the first time, wouldn’t you want a guide that has been through there before and made it out? Makes sense, huh.

“A smile simply does not mean the person is happy. They can be the most upset, angry, and depressed person you have ever seen on the inside. Don’t ignore someone because they are smiling. They might still need you.”
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“The pain you feel today, is the strength you feel tomorrow.”
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“The strongest steel is forged from the hottest fires.”
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By: Edwin Libreros aka “E”