Within the Process of Vanquishing Fear…
We can find anything we wish with smiles on our faces.
Yet the opposite is also True. When faced with something feared, if we allow that Fear we possess to Rule our way of being, then negativity will control us. We will deny Reality. We will say a thing cannot be “done”. We will say to our Self, “I can’t help it.” We will stop in our tracks and not progress. Fear will defeat Us if we allow it the Power of controlling what we do in Life. No one else is to blame but the individual feeling the fear…all of Us have done this…including Me…and I Own my Past Ways.
What is the solution? Facing that which scares the crap out of you.
An interesting thing happened while I was working my part-time job a few days ago…
One of my fellow co-workers said, “Hey Frucci, this guy is a sailor too and he wants to talk to you.”
“So…you sailed a thirty-foot sailboat to Bermuda? And you were alone?” asked the man who I had never met until this day.
“Yes.” I spoke smiling while he began shaking his head in disapproval.
While sharing the part of the story of doing battle with a storm three hundred miles out to sea, I could feel his anger. He began shaking his head and interrupted me saying loudly, “No! You can’t do that! That Irwin [my boat, the Sailing Vessel Cuddy] is not made for that!”. 🙂
As soon as he spewed his personal belief system on me and attempted to declare his belief as the “only way”, I smiled and became an animated speaker.
All I said to that statement was, “I Did…and it became one of the most fantastic experiences of my Life.”
His face turned red while his wife and child just smiled.
I became One with this moment in Time. I flowed with the moment and felt the experience of being in a place where one cannot “pull over” and rest. The moment was happening where I could share with another Human a Challenge of defeating Fear. I told him about the Coast Guard C-130 aircraft that offered me the Choice of leaving my boat and being “saved” or staying right there with my Little She, the S/V Cuddy and riding out the storm. I told him about doing something I had never done before in turning my boat on top of a twenty-foot wave and surfing down the face of it and others for the next twelve hours as the storm passed over me. I told him of the next day when the sky was blue and the seas were calm and making it safely to Bermuda. And I ended the story with sailing back to the United States and being welcomed by the huge dolphins sixty miles off the Carolina coast. I told him that I want to go back out there and will someday because I loved the adventure of Self and the Peace found.
All of these moments were told with excitement and animation…my body was moving as I was moving while at sea…and it was wonderful.
He kept saying the same thing over and over while shaking his head and clinging to his belief system, “No…No…No…you just can’t do that.”
It was like hearing the beginning of “Path of Three Hundred” read back to me. 🙂 Wow.
What is the result of the negation of Fear? Peace. Once Peace is realized, the only thing which remains is a Peaceful Mind. A Peaceful Way of Being Human. With Fear vanquished, all Negativity is eliminated and only the Positive remains. The end result is Love…Unconditional Love of all things…and all Humans, regardless of their individual Ways.
We fight each other because of Fear of what we do not understand. Perhaps do not Fear what you do not understand. Perhaps accept that which is Unknown and You can Flow into it in the Present Moment which Flows with Time.
As a ship upon the Indigo Sea continues into Unknown weather without Fear of Death…so do I.
“Say what resonates, and have solace in knowing that we can be ‘wrong’ at anytime. True wisdom lies in the fact that we may not know anything. It really is freeing to see it this way for now, you are open to new information at anytime with far less judgments. By insisting you are right, you are clinging and defending belief systems. This binds you to your ego. To release the shackles of ego, listen to the information that is presented to you with open ears of the Heart. Feel with Heart resonance if it is Truth.” ~ Angie Mammoliti
Peace to You…Peace to Us…Love is There.