On Trusting Ourselves


Sitting at lunch with a new friend the other day I had a moment.  We were sharing child hood musical adventures, or in both of our cases, misadventures.  We are of the same age, and as children we both attempted accordion lessons.

Both of us struggled with this instrument.  Me, I struggled because I could not really sit still.  After about the second class, the instructor told Mom that I was not cut out for the accordion.  Hmmm, now is that where my fear of musical instruments stems from?  Well who knows.

The point is, what kinds of things do we NOT do, because we feel we might fail?  Do you, we, me, have projects that are  not done, because they may not be completed to  the satisfaction of our inner and outer critics?

Letting go of fear is hard to do.  Personally, I find that fear builds up a strong wall for me to lean on, a reason to stay  where I am and not move forward.  Fear can make life easy for me, even though by leaning on that wall, I am not accomplishing anything I would like!

So amongst all of the challenges I am putting in front of me this year, one is letting go of fear!!!

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Tilly Evan Jones

“I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings.” ~Mary Oliver

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