The Paradox Of Love And Fear
Our two most primal emotions are love and fear. They are present in all of us and our brains require both of them for survival.
We tend to think that if we have love, we don’t have fear – yet they live along side each other, not in isolation.
Even though love is the thing we most desire, from the moment we first experience it, there is also an abundance of contradicting foreboding feelings. Fear of loss, rejection, pain, disconnect.
So in seeking the comfort of love, we are also seeking the experience of fear.
The internal turmoil that this creates, stimulates our brains to a place of ecstasy. That heightened feeling of risk, the gamble, the path of uncertainty.
The true human tragedy comes when we let that powerful driving force of fear, stop us.
In decision making, we can either chose a path out of a place of love or a place of fear.
When we decide out of love, we follow our passion, our energy, creative space and driving force. We know it’s risky, but we take that risk.
When we decide out of fear, we are choosing to suppress our desires and our wants and the motivational, inspirational experiences that we need for happiness.
In either decision – you can fail. Choosing out of fear, does not guarantee safety.
I choose love. What do you choose?
* The motivation for this blog came from this emotional and heart felt speech, by Jim Carey.