100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 7 – Why Fear is the New Black!

Wisdom Day 7

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“There is appropriate fear and silly fear. Appropriate fear is being scared of a guy in a dark alley with a gun, or afraid of falling off a skyscraper, or being afraid of a young child hurting him/herself with a knife. But, most of the time, it’s just silly fear. You know what I’m talking about. The silly fear that no one will ever love you, or that if you follow your dreams you’ll fail or die or worse, or the silly fear that you’ll disappoint your parents by following your heart. By silly fear, I really just mean bullshit. LOL. There’s no other way to put it, really.”

Mastin Kipp, The Daily Love, Here’s Why Fear Can Actually Be Your Friend


I just love the “keep it real” style of Mastin Kipp. He delivers that unvarnished “straight no chaser truth”. It’s not for everybody, I suppose, but it should be! Because sometimes you just have to “call a thing a thing,” as Iyanla Vanzant says on Iyanla: Fix My Life! (Oprah Winfrey Network).

Sometimes it’s time to drop the pretense, the posturing, and the search for the politically correct sound bite or the socially acceptable sentiment and tell the truth. And the truth about fear is this:

1). all fear is a valuable messenger.

2). all fear isn’t created equal.

Fear is a valuable messenger and catalyst not only for personal and spiritual change but true transformation! The trick is to separate the fake from the real fear, to identify and be willing to receive the messages fear has come to give you and then to move through fear toward the lesson (and blessing) and not to get stuck in it or paralyzed by it.

But all this learning and moving through fear seems easier said than done sometimes, admittedly. And just what does moving through it mean anyway?

Here’s my take. Continue reading