Throughout your life, how many times have you wanted to express yourself openly to someone, but held back your emotions due to fear of how the other person would react?
This happens very commonly especially with dating, and I can even see myself back in grade school glancing at a girl from across the classroom that I was interested in, planning what I would say to her when I got the chance, then, nervous and trembling, approaching her after class, and when the moment of truth finally came, I would chicken out and pass up the opportunity to talk to her, making up excuses to myself like, “It wasn’t the right time anyway,” or “It will be easier next time,” or “Oh well, I guess it wasn’t meant to be,” only for the next time to come with the situation being just as difficult as before since my level of insecurity was still the same.
In my experience, this primal fear really never goes away, you just become more confident over time and learn how to overcome the anxiety and complete the task at hand anyway. And, of course, once you finally take the first step and introduce yourself to the person you’re interested in, or pick up the phone and talk to the friend that you’ve been avoiding getting back in touch with, or finally apply for the job you’ve been too afraid to pursue, you realize all of the fear that felt so heavy and real before was really all in your head and not a big deal at all.
It is this fear-based mentality, the little voice inside of your head that says you’re not good enough, you’ll never be successful, you don’t have enough money, that tears us apart and causes tremendous stress to the point of defeat, and even worse, self-destruction through unhealthy habits.
It is this vicious cycle that is the core negative energy pattern that has been implanted into the human collective and has been the basis for all of our society’s problems generation after generation. It is this cycle that we need to break in order to progress in our spiritual evolution, and through sharing ourselves openly and honestly, we can release these self-deprecating thoughts and place ourselves back into a space of being that is more positive, powerful, and healthy.