I would guess that many of you, like me, dialogue with yourself as you are moving along each day in your journey. Sometimes I find it helpful to have these conversations aloud and often use the time I am walking with my dog to converse as we walk down the country road. She is my companion and also stands in for whichever part of myself I am dialoguing with.
Today I was visiting with her about an internal pressure that often seems to imply that whatever I am doing it isn’t what I should be doing and/or that I’m most probably not doing what I’m doing right!
Well, I’ve been around the block enough times to know that this voice isn’t necessarily concerned about my total well-being because it is pretty much coming from a place of fear.
Fear of what?
Fear really has good intentions of keeping me safe – safe from expanding, moving out of my comfort zone, being seen, or heard where it is very possible and maybe even probable I could incur pain.
I have found that whenever fear is the root of the conversation I feel pushed, irritated, frustrated, and generally uncomfortable. I have come to recognize these feelings as friends knocking on the door reminding me that I have chosen to not allow fear to be in charge of my story and that it’s time to pause, take a few deep breaths and get ready for expansion. It is time to be seen and heard offering the gift of me to the world.
So I ask you, “How’s your dialogue going?”