“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” – John Lennon
I usually include just a small quote, and then my experience, strength and hope. But this entire quote from John Lennon is very powerful for me. Fear is complete a waste of my time, unless there is an imminent threat to my life which requires immediate action. All other fear is anxiety. It’s a tool my dis-ease uses to sabotage my life and ruin my relationships. Fear is my enemy. The key is for me to recognize it when it crops up. And then to incinerate the fear. The one weapon that always destroys fear is love. When I insist on loving myself, loving others and loving all the beauty in the world around me, ILML!