"Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy--the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our life. Brene Brown
Owning your story is hard. It's excruciating, for many, to take the cap off that volcano of anger and hurt. To look at your life objectively, as an observer, and decide how you are going to deal with it, takes courage and a genuine desire to find peace. It is fear that is holding you back from experiencing peace, joy and happiness. It is fear that tells you that you can't let go of your past, that you can't do whatever it takes to dissolve the fear and anger, and any other negative messaging that you receive.
Fear is in your mind, it is the story your mind tells you, it is lies.
"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear" Jack Canfield
"There are only two emotions: love and fear. All positive emotions come from love, all negative emotions from fear. From love flows happiness, contentment, peace, and joy. From fear comes anger, hate, anxiety and guilt. It's true that there are only two primary emotions, love and fear. But it's more accurate to say that there is only love or fear, for we cannot feel these two emotions together, at exactly the same time. They're opposites. If we're in fear, we are not in a place of love. When we're in a place of love, we cannot be in a place of fear.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light" Brene Brown