Try this one on:
“I’m not afraid. I was born to do this.”
-attributed to Joan of Arc
Did you feel the way that washed over you? The way it sunk in and soothed the fear? Just a bit?
Her words make me feel brave. Like I can face the many things that shake me—like:
- How my adult children, each time they leave, will be safe and return home to me (from time to time).
- I can offer something of value to those who seek me out and trust me.
- I can step up, when called or needed.
- I can be my whole true self, even in the face of criticism, scrutiny, or rejection.
- I can be wrong—I can fail… and, yet, still rise, still discover, still carry on.
Even doing my best Joan of Arc imitation, I’m still afraid.
But I was born to do this.
Have a Beautiful day!
p.s. If we stop and think about it, fear is a story about what we believe will happen in the future—the future that’s not even here yet!
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