What’s on the other side of fear?
Fact or Crap? We use this catchy title, fact or crap, in training, to bust some lingering misconceptions about the subject and to reinforce positive learnings.
Sometimes the answer is “A little of both.” Or “Let’s discuss this” because almost everything is contextual. Like life, there are few absolutes. Death and taxes, as they say.
This has me thinking – what is real and true in my life? What are the personal myths I’ve busted?
The biggest myth is that I am a product of my childhood. I grew up in a violent environment. I learned early that it was prudent to stay an arm’s length away or out of site. I became an escape artist. I escaped mentally, I escaped through through addictions, I escaped that house. I prematurely left jobs and relationships, in fear of “What if?”
This coping mechanism turned on me over time. What started as survival turned into starvation. I’ve learned that sometimes what I need most is what I am most afraid of.
My NOW truth is that my home is a sanctuary. My life partner and my children accept me as I am. I am loved, and I am loving. I am forgiven, and I forgive. I’m a hugger. I’m a crier. I’m available for the best chapters of life and the difficult ones as well.
I live in grace, and that’s a truth I can live with.