I subscribe to daily "Notes from the Universe", a short email containing an uplifting message in it.
Today's message read: "When fear speaks, it's always wrong." Such a short message with such a powerful meaning behind it. And it hit me good.
Think about when you speak or act from a place of fear. Are you being true to who you really are at soul level? No, never. Because when fear is in your life, you end up compromising your beliefs and values, your ethics and principles, who you are at your very core, and, as a result, you simply can't be true to who you are at soul and core level.
Think about something you did recently, that you did because you acted out of fear. Follow the journey of choices and decisions you made from beginning to end, breaking each part of the journey down. When you really dig deep and understand each step of that journey, each choice and decision that you made and how it was a direct result from fear, can you see how your path twisted and turned away from your truth, who you are at soul level? And, looking back, honestly, from your heart, the final choice, decision, outcome, was it the right one?
When we act, speak, do, live from a place of fear, we often compromise our values and who we are on a deeper more spiritual level. And because of that, every time we listen to fear, everytime we act from a place of fear, every choice and decision we make through fear, will be wrong.
The only way to be honest and true to yourself is to come from a place of love. Because love sticks to your values like glue, love always honours and respects who you are at soul level, love is always true.
It's always good practice to stop before making a choice or decision and ask yourself "am I choosing from a place of love?", "is this in alingment with my core values?", "is this right for me?" All to often we make rash choices or choose to walk a path or choose not to do something becuase fear has been our dominant emotion. And as a result, fear's right hand man, regret, shows up and runs the show after our decision has been made, after we've taken that action, after the outcome has been delivered.
How many times have you let fear step in and play a role? Sadly, as we've all been brought up shrouded in fear since our very childhood, acting and deciding based on fear is natural. It's hard to un-learn everything you learned, especially as a child. However, if you want your life to be better, if you want to stop living with regret, then it's time to stop and ask whether it's fear or love that's running the show. And that takes conscious effort, that takes time and patience, that takes being in the present moment and being in control. It's certainly not the easier option nor is it the more comfortable option, in that moment. However, it will lead to a better life with fewer regrets.
So next time you need to make a choice or decision, stop and ask yourself, "is fear playing the lead role here?" And if it is move your heart to a place of love and invite love in to make that decision.