Day 28: The Fear of the Seed
In this 30-days to Mastering Your Fears Series, The Skool of Life and The Fear Project are collaborating to blow the doors off our most primal emotion. Today’s substitute teacher is Angela England
“This whole time, I’ve been waiting for that perfect fearless state to come first, a point where it miraculously feels right….But the fact is the fear is not going to leave, not before I know in every fiber of my being that I can do this.”
~ Jaimal Yogis pg 153 The Fear Project
There is something amazing about a seed. It can survive for years, decades even in a dormant state. Not dead, but not really alive. Sound familiar?
Perhaps it sounds like the way that you are living. Ideas pent up inside you not thriving and growing, but rather just surviving in a hard-shelled state. You might survive protected, but you won’t bear the fruit your passions have to share with the world.
When a seed is planted a few miraculous changes take place. The shell softens. The seed splits open and a root is put down to stabilize the soon-to-appear plant. This isn’t an easy process and the seed literally tears itself in half to accomplish the feat. The fear of the seed is that it ties its existence to something that is both more fragile, and more fruitful than the seed itself.
And that’s the type of bravery that entrepreneurship requires. Bringing a new business or product to fruition so you have an abundance from within yourself to share with others….that requires a bravery of opening yourself up from a protective dormancy to outside influences. Some beyond your control.
Dare you plant your ideas in fertile soil? There’s a fear in the process, yes. But the fruit of that bravery is oh so sweet.
Angela England, Freelance Writer, Author, and Speaker. http://angengland.com
Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) (Alpha Books, 2012)
Founder of Untrained Housewife http://untrainedhousewife.com
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