Friday, February 15, 2013


Have you ever wondered who's behind that little voice in your head that tells you, "you're in this by yourself, one person doesn't make a difference, so why even try?"

His name is Fear. Fear plays the role of antagonist in the story of your life. You must rid yourself of him using all necessary means. 

We're often impressed by those who appear to be fearless. The people who fly to the moon. Chase tornadoes. Enter dangerous war zones. Skydive. Speak in front of thousands of people. Stand up to cancer. Raise money and adopt a child that isn't their flesh and blood. So, why are we so inspired by them? 

Because deep down, we are them.

We all share the same characteristics.

We're all divinely human.

Until Fear is gone, (and realize he may never completely leave) make the decision to be courageous. The world needs your story in order to be complete. 

--By Anne Jackson. Anne Jackson blogs, tweets, and writes books. Her most recent work, Permission To Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession and Grace, will be available in August.

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