Imagine that you’re a rowing boat in the marina, without an anchor or rope. Now imagine a storm approaching. The wind picks up, and torrential rain causes waves to swell. You find yourself at the mercy of unpredictable weather; you sustain injury, get thrown off course, get dragged into deeper water and risk more danger.
A person approaching life from a base of fear is like a boat without an anchor. I’m sure we can all agree that life is unpredictable at times. Shit happens when you least expect it, and, very often, the outcome is in direct proportion to the way we reacted. Not all, but the majority of the time, Fear is reactionary. Most likely because it’s roots are located in our hard-knocks-experience. And within that experience is an ocean of negative associations and pain. Pain and associations that we don’t want to re-experience.
Love, on the other hand, is not reactionary. It is measured and deliberate. It carries the weight of experience without the limitations of negative associations and charged emotions. Love empowers and anchors us during unpredictable weather because it’s far more authoritative and level-headed than our reactionary fear.
Thought of the day
The more you initiate love and immobilise fear, the stronger your anchor during unpredictable weather, and the quicker you’ll bounce back.
Until next time,