Let Fear Go

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I have stopped watching the news. It promotes fear and dwells on the worst possible scenarios. I, of course, recognize that bad things happen, but I prefer not to dwell on those things I cannot control.  Fear paralyzes. Fear drains the joy out of life. There is beauty; there is love; there is joy in this life. I prefer dwelling on the beauty, the love, and the joy rather than on the fear of what may or may not happen. I choose to create my own reality and fill it with beauty, love, and joy. I am the change I want to see. I live my daily life from a hopeful and love filled perspective. Each person I encounter I see as a soul to be honored and to be loved. We have to be the change that we want to see in this world. Defeat fear with love. Defeat fear with joy. Defeat fear with the beauty that dwells within your own soul. If something needs to be changed, put your hands out and construct a solution rather than be afraid to try.

George Addair wrote: Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

Don’t let fear of the unknown stop you from living your life to the fullest. Don’t let fear paralyze you. Let go of fear, share your talents with this world and help make it a better place.

Psalm 27:1 says: The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid.

Don’t limit yourself because of fear of the unknown. Rest assured that you are not alone. God is with you forever and always. Nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate you from His love and protection. Just rest in Him. Let fear go. Let fear go.

II Timothy 1:7 says: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Of course, we still have to exercise a reasonable degree of caution, but it shouldn’t paralyze us. Of course, we have to be aware of world events, but our awareness shouldn’t blind us to the good that still exists in this world.

I forget who it was who said it is best to light one candle than to curse the darkness. I agree with this statement because lighting that one candle can illuminate our passage to the other side of fear.

The other side of fear is the achievement of all that you ever dreamed. Let fear go. Just let it go.

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I am a published poet and short story writer. I have been published in SNHU's the penmen review. https://penmenreview.com/author/jenny-andrews is the link where you can find my poetry and a short story. Previously, I self-published my novel "Bully Another Day," "Short Stories and Vignettes", and a poetry book "Spaces between the Pause" on Amazon/Kindle. Due to abysmal interest in my self-publishing venture, I have unpublished those three projects, as well as my poetry book "Life at the End of the Rainbow." However, I plan to be more aggressive in trying to find a traditional publisher for these projects.

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