Fear, Attachment, and Identity

Many of us are paralyzed by fear, especially the fear of change. It essentially comes down to an issue of identity. We ask ourselves, fears“Who would I be if this happened,” and the truth is that we don’t know so we leap to the conclusion that we would cease to exist. Of course that’s not the case, but it’s one of our favorite mind games and it generates a fear that can be paralyzing. I’m grateful for the losses in my life – jobs, relationships, physical ability, and a host of others – because they have taught me that I am so much more than those things. I now understand that no matter what happens I can pick myself up and put myself back together again. In other words, everything will be fine. If you don’t know that, it’s a sure sign that you are attached to something or some things in your life. It’s a good time to look at that possibility now, before a crisis comes and forces you to look at it when the pressure is on!

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