Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Well I was looking for another word for Mind and I came across this quote:
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear (Edmund Burke).
I started to think about how fear has played a roll in my life. The more general fears; being found out, acting girly, and so on. Then I started thinking about the more subtle fears I feel. The fear that I will take being transgender into the after life. The fear of how people will preserve me when I start talking more about myself. I fear that if I don’t start telling people about myself; I may miss helping someone who might truly need my help. I fear I may not be strong enough to continue to the end. I fear that I may not be able to move forward in my life and better myself. One of my biggest fears is that one day I will wake up and realise my entire life has been spent doing something I hate just to pay the bills.
What is the antidote to fear? I think it is courage, and I would like the share my favourite quote about courage. It is from the Princess Diaries.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the knowledge that something is more important. The courageous do not live forever, but the fearful do not live at all.”