A Letter to Fear

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When Liz Gilbert posted this letter to Fear on her Facebook page, she suggested that we allow our fear to write a letter to us. I thought this was a brilliant idea since Fear has controlled not just my creative life, but my whole life, for my whole life.

 

What are you doing? Don’t you know that if you write that blog post and publish it, people might think you are stupid? Don’t you know that if you share any of your creative pieces, people might use the paper it’s written on to wrap something to go in to garbage?

Did you learn nothing from the rest of your life? When you stuck your head out long enough to try to make friends, people didn’t get you. People would always leave you out of whatever they were doing, because of one reason or another. When you started working, you were always terrified because you didn’t want to do anything wrong. You walked on eggshells with everyone, because you didn’t believe they could ever like, trust, or respect you. You couldn’t even correct the way they pronounced your name!

All I want to do is to protect you. I want to keep you safe from being hurt in any way. You need me to take care of you. I am here to take care of you, and I’m not giving that up for anything.

 

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About lana1967

I'm a Southern girl at heart who wants to build a community of people who believe they can change the world with words like "love" and "freedom" when they become more than words, but actions in our work and our daily lives.
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