Posted 1295 Days Ago in: Coaching ArticlesCategoriesTagsSearch
Without doubt, fear is perhaps the most misunderstood and paralysing 'feeling' that you may wrestle with in life. Sometimes simply because of its name, we feel that we should be afraid of it. But this is not the case. By understanding and being mindful of fear we can actually appreciate it, value it, learn from it and find deeper wisdom and liberation through it.
Without doubt, fear is perhaps the most misunderstood and paralysing ‘feeling’ that you may wrestle with in life. Sometimes simply because of its name, we feel that we should be afraid of it. But this is not the case. By understanding and being mindful of fear we can actually appreciate it, value it, learn from it and find deeper wisdom and liberation through it.
Fear is not your enemy. It is a natural happening that is there to alert you, serve you, protect you, warn you and encourage you to find you. Fear - like most things it only becomes problematic when we don’t understand it, deny it or fear it.
Fear is there to alert you to a situation. A car or wild animal rushes toward us. You feel fear. The adrenalin in you makes you take drastic action to get out of the way. If you are hurt the fear-released chemicals in your body helps numb the pain. Fear lets you know you need to act fast. In this way fear will save your life. Fear will stop you doing something that is life-threatening.
The nature of our world is change. Fear can help you stay awake and up to date. You are afraid that you’re not going to have enough money left at the end of the month so you start cut out all unnecessary spend. You learn that the company may be shut down, so you’re alert and this fuels you to update your CV and start looking for new positions. Fear in this case is again about helping us to survive progress and move forward.
I have a saying: “Sooner or later you will hear what your heart has always been telling you; stop being who you think you should be – become who you are”.
You see sometimes the fear you feel is because you are not listening to your ‘self’. Instead you‘re constantly trying to please everyone else. You feel these nagging doubts and fears but ignore them. You think it is a scary thing but actually this type of fear is inviting you to stop being overly caught up in your mind and to discover who you are at your heart. Once you hear this calling it will lead you to a deep sense of understanding, joy and wisdom.
Fear will always be there but you will know it is far more a friend than a foe. by Rasheed Ogunlaru
Posted 1260 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
Have you reached an age where doctors, vets and policeman look increasingly younger and notice people saying "life's not a dress rehearsal" and "these are the best days of your life"?. Yet life doesn't quite feel that way as the responsibilities of demanding employers, partners, children and possibly ageing parents pull you in several directions at once, and you may feel you've lost any real control, direction and purpose in your life, and start wondering if Work/Life Balance really does exist.
Posted 1302 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
I provide a Coaching service for parents who aren't finding parenthood a 'walk in the park'! In my former life B.C (before children) I was a high-flying, globe trotting fashion designer earning lots of cash and having a ball! I had freedom, choices, money, and no one to think about but myself... then I had children.