On occasion I have this negative voice that enters my mind. He reminds me that I have the ability to dwell in fear. I just needed to let him know that I’m not afraid, even if I feel completely exposed.
Fear: I saw you today, Courage. What you did, well, it was cute.
Courage: I got up there on that step. I wrote it. I read it!
Fear: It was amateur, at best.
Courage: I felt alive. Wasn’t I brilliant!?
Fear: I don’t know about that, Courage. I think I still found the perfect dark spot within you.
Courage: No you didn’t, Fear. I wasn’t weak. You witnessed strength.
Fear: Nope, I know what I saw. You did it, but then you ran and hid. I saw your eyes.
Courage: Shut up!
Fear: I’m just being honest. I thought you should know, it’ll be okay. Stick to what you know, friend.
Courage: I didn’t ask for your help. I thought you’d left, anyway.
Fear: Why would I leave? You’re just getting comfortable.
Courage: I think you’re scared of me, actually.
Fear: I am not, please, yeah right.
Courage: I think so. Just look at this, it seems, I can almost see right through you.
Fear: What? Where?
Courage: See – like this…my hand slides right through your image. I barely feel you.
Fear: Wait. Oh, that?
Courage: So you do see it happening? Good.
Fear: Psst! Your mistake, Courage. I’m still here. I allow myself different packaging.
Courage: How? Please explain…
Fear: See, I would, but I needn’t bother. You still find me everywhere. Silly girl…
I chose to write it out, in spite of him, in an effort to keep the upper hand…
Daniel 10: 19-21. (Joshua 1: 6-7, 2 Corinthians 12:9)
18 thoughts on “Fear: My Old Friend”
This is awesome, putting words and superimposing them into a character is the ultimate stake in the heart.
Thank you, Shun. I do this quite regularly. It seems to help me sort my thoughts. Hope all is well and I’m so very glad you stopped by. Hugs!
Feel the fear and do it anyway, Audrey, you are a true inspiration to us all!
I’m working through the negative, as we all should. Thanks, Heather. xxx
This was so very timely for me today. Very well done. It is exactly as Charles says. Fear is the basis for an enormous growth potential.
Thank you, Susan. I’m glad it helped you. Charles instantly made me feel at ease with his insight. Thanks for the encouragement.
That is wonderful. What a conversation. FEAR: You don’t have to leap into a pit of flames to know it’ll burn. COURAGE: I’ll try it and let you know.
Go. For. It.
It is the only way. Thank you, Jacqui!
Very nice job putting these thoughts down. You know, sometimes I think this is the exact conversation that goes on inside the professor! It’s hard not to doubt one’s self.
Why am I not surprised that we could both have such a conversation going, Duke. We’re similar, it seems. I think you should sit back in wonder of yourself. The PLF does.
I won’t let it get me. I have come too far. 🙂
In wonder? What do you mean, Audith? I think we’re similar because we share March…
Yes, that’s the spirit! I think you’re a very brave lady!
What I meant was, you should be happy with your progress and stories. They are very well done and well recieved.
We do share March and it is fast approaching!! Oh no! 🙂
I have lots of spirit…fiesty spirit. I shall always rally. 🙂
Well, thank you, Audith. It’s because of great people like you. 😀
Go away March!
And you help the professor to rally.
Yes! Go, March! Birthdays are nice…kinda.
😯 Good, I’m so glad.
Thank you, Brad.
Fear can be oddly empowering. It can give us an obstacle to overcome and reach our true potential.
I’m counting on it, Charles. 🙂