Time to Overcome Fear and Stop Being a Scared Rabbit

I love it when synchronicities pile up and we just can’t fail to get the message the universe is trying to give us. Well, my message came in the form of friends prompting me to think about how my life would be if I weren’t with fear. So as I often do, I decided to speak to the camera and air my thoughts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My_SxcvpiwA

I’m sure you’ve all seen one of those petrified little rabbits, huddled in a ball, frozen with fear, staring into the oncoming car headlamps.

And to be honest, I have so often felt like one of them myself in my life. One particular example I can think of was my fear of taking my driving test many years ago. After I had a session of hynotherapy I felt empowered again to go ahead and move through it.

What a relief to see that the obstacle had only existed in my mind and then the thought…why didn’t I do this a long time ago?

And then I cleared another huge obstacle when I began to make videos and post them on YouTube. You have no idea how long I just kept thinking about that. Thinking and thinking and procrastinating and not doing anything until I began a socialmedia course. Then, of course, I had no choice as it was part of the agenda. Well, the rest is history, as you know.

Overcoming the scared rabbit inside

I’m so glad I overcame the fears on that account.

I believe completely that if we have a thought, a desire to do something, that we also have the ability to bring that about. And I know that I have the capability to bring about all the things that I dream about and haven’t yet taken steps to manifest.

Our planet would, without a doubt, be a completely different place if we all did what was in our hearts. Without fear of repercussions. Without fear of ridicule. Without fear of failure.

How empowered we would all be. And what fulfilment and satisfaction we would experience in our lives.

Is there any area in your life where you would love to be without fear? I’d love you to share it here.

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21 Responses to Time to Overcome Fear and Stop Being a Scared Rabbit

  1. This is one of life’s great questions, isn’t it?? maybe the biggest place we can delve within ourselves to discover true freedom living without fear.

    I can so relate to those times of great creativity and wonderful swirling thoughts & ideas, only to have those “fears lurking in the cupboards” show up. and, like you, I’m doing my best to clean those cupboards out once & for all!

    I love these vlogs, Fiona! and, seriously, you get better & better with each one.

    Heidi & Atticus
    http://www.atticusuncensored.com
    “commentary to give you paws…”

  2. June Sockol says:

    A couple of years ago I decided to start my own little purse business. I was afraid ~ what if I do all this work and spend money and then I fail? Would people like my products? The first time I did an event, I actually did pretty well. Even if I didn’t sell items, a lot of people said they loved my products and took a business card. Now, people actually search me out!

    I talked myself into going ahead with the business because even if I was afraid of failure, I couldn’t succeed if I didn’t at least try. I told myself that it would be ok if I failed ~ at least I had the courage to try something new and scary.

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Good for you June. That’s fabulous to hear. Having courage like that is wonderful. And now people search you out. It’s so important for us all to share these stories and encourage each other to take one step further. Thanks. x

  3. Lena Levin says:

    I wish I could somehow get rid of the fear of success. The fear of failure was much easier to do away with.

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Lena,

      Isn’t it good to know that we are in good company with this fear. We can all encourage each other to take that next step and invite success into our lives. Thanks for commenting. :-)

  4. Loved this post June! I hope that, by now, you are aware of my relationship with the Universe. So glad we share it!

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Bill

      Yes, it’s so lovely to be in synch with the flow of universal energy. Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for commenting. :-)

  5. Ohhh, the fear….get to me too! We’re all living in some kind of fear at points of our life. I wish it were possible for us all to live “Without fear of repercussions. Without fear of ridicule. Without fear of failure.” Been there, and having a little fear myself right now….one step at a time, hoping to overcome, and push on thru to the other side….freedom!!! Always love your vlogs:)

    Rita Brennan Freay
    http://www.ritabrennanfreay.com
    @Rita4kids

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Rita and thanks a lot for your comments. Yes, one step at a time and pushing on through to the other side. It’s great to have support in all of this, isn’t it? And so glad you’re enjoying the vlogs. x

  6. Judy Szabo says:

    Yessss, I will start working on it right away!

  7. Hi Fiona,

    so glad you overcame the fear of doing videos otherwise we wouldn’t be able to enjoy them :-) You look fabulous as always and I love how you are an encouragement and inspiration to all of us!

    Franziska San Pedro
    The Abstract Impressionist Artress

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      That’s really lovely of you Franziska. I love to inspire and am so glad I got over the scared rabbit bit in that respect. I’m just applying this to all areas now to see where it leads. And I just wanted to add that I feel hugely inspired by you and all my other friends who constantly give me food for thought on my journey. This was a lovely synchronicity as I had just tweeted something similar about all you lovely friends. xx

  8. I saw this post a few days ago but waited to read it until I really had time to savor it. I knew it would speak to me! I have confronted the beast of fear many times in my life, and I know I am not done with it. I do love the way you pose the question – what would life look life without fear? Really opens up to the possibility.

    I also love the image of the little rabbit! There’s something quite sweet and tender about it, which I think is apropos. Our fear need not be seen as vicious (my beast). Perhaps the fearful part of ourselves is more loveable than we think, but shouldn’t have center stage or such power in our life.

    This is a great post, and one that is definitely “so much you”!

    Judy Stone-Goldman
    The Reflective Writer
    http://www.thereflectivewriter.com/blog/
    Personal-Professional Balance Through Writing

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Thanks Judy, I appreciate that. And so lovely to see you here again. I love to take myself into that space again and again. I find it really expands my horizons. I loved your comments about the rabbit and totally agree. Years ago I bought a little rabbit to symbolise my fears and it really is a much gentler way of looking at things, instead of visualising a monster or beast, as you say.

      Here’s to giving centre stage to love. x

  9. Trish says:

    Fiona, Ahh, watching your vlogs is always so inspirational to me. I always feel as if you are speaking just to me (but happy you are reaching many more!). I love your quote that “if we have a thought, a desire to do something, that we also have the ability to bring that about.” Fear is something I’m working on now (trying to stop all my negative self talk and disclaimers which really comes from fear). I appreciate your message and it helps to know that you have overcome fear. I actually thought these vlogs had been easy for you because you look so at ease. Thank you for sharing and for continuing to inspire me!

    Trish
    http://www.robertssister.com
    caregiving. family. advocacy.

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Thanks a lot Trish. I appreciate your feedback as always. Fear is a big one, isn’t it? And yet, there is nothing for it, but to breathe deeply and walk through them. We really are our biggest obstacle. I know that being able to do videos now means I can walk through other things too. Funny to think I was so afraid. Supporting you in walking through too Trish. xx

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