Fear or Faith – Notes on Creativity and Courage

It takes courage to be creative. The more creative we allow ourselves to be, the more we put our fragile psyches at risk. Do you have what it takes to accept the challenge?

Booksigningby Sherry Campbell Bechtold

Faith or Fear.

I heard recently that every choice we make in our lives is made based on one of two things: Faith or Fear. Consider this….you get an idea in your head about something you might want to do. You may dismiss it immediately because its energy just isn’t enough to merit further thought. But, then there are those ideas that just keep rolling around in your head – the ones that won’t go away. A time for choice is close. You can choose to act on it or not. Choosing to NOT act is something we do all the time, and that choice is often based on Fear. Fear of failing. Fear of looking stupid. Fear of change. Fear of losing something, someone. Fear of the unknown. Fear of leaving our comfort zone. The list of Fears is endless.

The choice to act on your idea is one of Faith. Faith that no matter what happens, you will handle it. Faith that even if you “fail”, you will have learned something. Faith that if you lose something, someone, you will also find. Faith that we will establish a new comfort zone.

At a young age, I was forced to make this same choice – cling to a toxic situation, even though it was what I knew, or make a drastic change, having the faith that I would be better off, whatever might happen. Perhaps it was at that moment that I established my “modus operandi”….

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