I had the opportunity to hear Marianne Williamson speak last year. The speech was so powerful and the quote above is my paraphrase of a key point she made.
Fear being the absence of love is an idea that I had never heard before. Have you? Or is this idea completely new to you as well?
The idea is that the two can’t take up the same space. If you’re feeling fear, then you’re not in the space of love and if you’re feeling love, then fear is nowhere to be found.
Fear goes away in the presence of love.
So… if you’re feeling fear, the only thing you need to do is to feel love instead. It’s the best way to overcome fear.
Marianne shared a story to illustrate this truth. A friend of hers was getting ready for an important meeting that could really make a huge difference in her career. Naturally, the friend was very anxious about it because a lot was at stake. The friend sent love to herself and every person she knew would be at the meeting.
A wonderful thing happened. The friend was able to go into the meeting completely relaxed. No anxiety. No fear. Just love, peace, and calm.
Now imagine if you did this at your next important meeting, networking event, or dinner with your in-laws. Imagine going into any situation peaceful, calm, and full of love. What an easy, amazing way to overcome fear.
Are you going to try it? I have and I can tell you from personal experience that it works amazingly well.
Give it a shot. You’ve got nothing to lose but fear.
Is there someone in your life who needs to learn how to overcome fear quickly and easily? Please feel free to share this with them.
With love and joy,
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