On the other hand, turning away from these triggers, accepting what is and dis- engaging yourself from its triggers is like wind. It blows the bricks down so the wall is not an obstacle in your life. Mortaring feels more active, more

important; yet it’s becoming wind that actually causes the change you wish to see.


“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ~ Dalai Lama

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” ~ Wayne Dyer

Here are 5 ways to free yourself from the grip of fear and become encased by the folds of love.

Awareness - Become aware of your trig- gers. Be aware of your language. Be aware of your emotions. Switch from uncon- sciously going through your day to con- sciously witnessing who you are and how you are in the world. This is always the first step to recovery because you cannot change that which you are not even aware you are doing.

Identification - Notice what triggers you. Notice what your mind tells you will hap- pen as a terrible result of this trigger. No- tice what it says about you as a result. By actively listening to your thoughts

you will begin to hear the stories fear tells you. Then you can create a conscious gap to assess your thoughts instead of being controlled by them. Ask yourself, “Are these thoughts true?” Ask yourself ,”What is the worst thing that could happen?” Ask yourself, “Does it absolutely means a bad result for me?” When we question our thoughts we redirect power from our ego to our soul-self and begin operating from our heart instead of our fear.

Curiosity - Get curious about where these thoughts are coming from. There is a body of thought that believes that not all thoughts you are thinking even belong to you. How about that? How liberating is it that all those fears may not even belong to you and thus are not yours to carry around. You are free to put them down and walk

away lighter and freer.

Gratitude - Actively shift your focus and your world actively shifts. Instead of focus- ing on the fear of what you imagine might happen focus on the aspects you can be grateful for. So, for a concrete example, let’s say you are afraid of public speaking. Your mind runs amok with embarrassing, disastrous scenarios of you totally bomb- ing in front of a large group of people. Instead of focusing on that, focus on how grateful you are that there is a way for you to communicate what you have to say to so many people at once. Your impact is greater and it’s so much easier than talking to each one of them individually. You can do a 180 degree turn if you look for things that are positive instead of worrying about things that might go badly. This re-patterning might take some time before it feels natural, but it is essen- tial to making your shift.

Positive Action - Lastly, but certainly not least, is taking positive action. Fears are thoughts. Actions are movements. Move- ments will outmaneuver thoughts every time. If you are afraid of something hap- pening on a national level, do something local that is positive. Shift away from what you cannot control and to something that you can do.

“I was once asked why I don't partici- pate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as

you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there.” ~ Mother Teresa

Donna Burick, BCC

Give up the illusion of control over

what is happening out there and instead use your energy toward making someone’s life better, making our community a more welcoming place, or something else that is positive right here in your own backyard. Ironically, taking positive action is the antidote to fear AND it does in reality what fear feels like but doesn’t actually accom- plish, which is making a difference.

“If you cannot find peace within your- self, you will never find it anywhere else.” ~ Marvin Gaye

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