This is my personal opinion on the two opposing views of fear and courage. “Fear might be easy but it stagnates you, Courage might be hard but it moves you forward.” Now do I always follow it? That’s a different story.

It’s VERY easy to say that we should not live in fear or we should always follow our dreams, but I think when we go about our daily lives it can become difficult to really notice everyday situations as choices between living in fear and acting out in courage.

It’s easy to notice a choice between fear and courage in dire situations, but what about everyday average life? Many people go to work at jobs they hate for fear of the alternative. They stay connected with friends, family, or even relationships that are negative and toxic. Or they choose to not make decisions on anything major, for fear of falling into a trap that they can’t get out.  Those are all subtle fear driven statements. And, if you look at what is immediately surrounding you, they can easily seem like valid statements.

But the problem with succumbing to fear driven statements is that they leave you stuck in the environment that you are trying to escape. Courage driven statements such as, “I’m going to take a leap of faith and find something that makes me happy”, “I don’t need to do what everyone else is doing to feel validated” and “I’m going to be just fine without this negative person in my life,” propel you forward.

Why the Law of Attraction doesn’t work for everyone

I read an article in the Law of Attraction magazine and it spoke about why the law of attraction doesn’t seem to work for certain people even when they seemingly follow it to a tee. It has nothing to do with who they are as a person, but rather what they project energy wise. A basic concept of the Law of Attraction is that, “Like attracts like.” So to step forward and receive something that is high vibrational, positive, and full of abundance when you are feeling negative, low vibration, and lacking is just not going to happen.

Having positive intentions, vision boards, and wishes for your future will only happen if you put yourself in that same vibrational pattern as what you are trying to attract in your life. Learning to be fearless is essential in attracting the life you want/were meant to live.

No one, on this earth was meant to suffer the whole ride through. I don’t care who you are. You have special talents you were given, you deserve a life full of positivity and abundance, and you NEED to claim it, already!

But what about the reality of life?

Life can seem hopeless if you look at what is immediately manifested around you: struggling economy, income disparity, racial injustice, student loan debt, poverty, war, etc..

Here’s the kicker: The goal is not to re-manifest the world around us, but to manifest something BETTER!

When you live in fear, you are agreeing to a contract to re-manifest the negative that is around you. When you choose courage and step out into your authenticity you create a world around you that reflects that positivity.

Fear has made an art of convincing us that what is around us will always be the reality, but that is not true. A famous quote by Steve Jobs says it best,”Everything around you that you call life was made up by people who were no smarter than you, and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”

If Martin Luther King Jr and other Civil Rights activists didn’t have the courage to step forward, basic civil rights for a vast majority of American citizens wouldn’t exist.

If Thomas Edison didn’t have the courage to keep trying after insurmountable failure, we wouldn’t have electricity.

It’s when you think outside the limitations of the environment around you, that true progress happens. You don’t have to be perfect and change your life right this instance, but you can start out by changing one negative fear driven statement a day into a positive courage driven statement.

That’s always a good starting point!

Best of Love!