Feeling the Fear, but Doing it Anyway

According to the author Osho, our fears reflect habits that have become rigid. Oftentimes we do the same things over and over again because we are afraid of trying something new. Are we afraid because our instinctual self tells us that whatever we are considering isn't good for us? Or are we instead resisting because our intellectual self tells us we should be afraid of uncertainty and change? The former is a useful outcome of fear, but the latter version just serves to keep us stuck living an unconscious life. Whenever we feel a fear arise, Osho points out that we have two options: we can choose to fight against the fear or we can take flight from the fear. To develop bravery and increase o

Radically Authentic Living

Sometimes in our lives we get distracted by what others are doing, what we think we should be doing or what others think we should be doing. What is it that you actually want? I think it is important that we spend time learning about our own, unique wants and needs, so we can design our lives accordingly (rather than copying what others are doing and living inauthentically). One practical way we can become more self-aware is via journaling. You can simply write in a stream of consciousness about whatever you are thinking and feeling in the moment, without editing or judging your writing or thoughts in any way, to see what (if anything) you can learn about yourself. Or you can use more focus

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