In  order to kick a football into a goal, one must possess skill. Skill is acquired through the practice of uncritical observation, focus and concentration. If one wants to kick a football into the goal, one must be fully involved and cannot hesitate.

So many times when we go after our dream, we start to doubt ourselves. “What would other people think?” ; “What if I fail?” ; “It’s too difficult. I am just gonna give up”. By believing these thoughts, we are literally pressing the accelerator and the brake at the same time. We don’t actually end up going anywhere. We become entangled with our old mental habits and stop ourselves. We  over-think and give importance to our insecurities. Like anyone else,  I always experience fear when I am attempting something new.  And every time I am willing to step out of my comfort zone, I realize that it was not really all that it was hyped up to be in my head. I saw that the only thing that was holding me back was my story. Fear and exaggeration go hand in hand.

So what can we do whenever fear comes up? We must look at it, investigate and then determine if it has any value. You may be surprised that fear is just a burnt rope.  The moment you are willing to look at it and even pick it up, it falls to pieces. It can no longer bind.  This is liberation and you don’t have to travel anywhere for it. It happens right here and right now.

Dare to be free, 

Dare to go as far as your thought leads &

Dare to carry that out in your life

– Swami Vivekananda


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