Saturday, November 29, 2008

The driving force

What drives us? Makes us tick? Often, I discover that it is fear. We act, decline to act, choose, refuse to choose, etc. because of fear. It is crippling. The fear of failure, rejection, denial. Fear of personal harm, whether emotional or physical--it's all driven by the same factor. Fear immobilizes us; stifles our dreams, hopes, desires and ultimately prevents us from ever entering fully into life, complete and alive. Fear is never a beneficial thing--almost never. A healthy fear of heights and razor blades is advisable; however, the daily fears which haunt us could be done without...I mean, what's the worst that could happen?