A few months ago I had the most amazing question pop up in my inbox that I have a feeling everyone can relate to. It was truly profound in its simplicity yet deep in its complexity. I paused on it for a long moment as I took it in, knowing the answer needed to be explored, communicated and shared.
How do I get past my fear of taking the next step in my business as an artist without feeling like I’m going to literally fall apart and die? I want to create a new scenario for my art and my life, and I see how it could unfold as I write this. But the fear I’m feeling makes me want to shut it down, turn away, so I don’t have to feel like I’m in agony any more. What is your insight on this? I feel like an addict who is addicted to old behavior and I want to break the habit, now.
This question touches my heart deeply, as Marla is speaking to so many of us (dare I say all of us?) when it comes to fear. Fear of the unknown is one of the most charged concepts for the entire human race, and fear around money, which is so deeply ingrained in our social consciousness on a global scale, is in the top four categories of the most stressful fears to deal with.
Yet there are two sides to fear when it comes up for us that if we keep in mind can truly help us nip it in the bud, which is what I discuss in today’s episode.