-an Exerpt from "I am that....that is in the Well"
I am conflicted is a common feeling. And this feeling can cause stress or distress. Both are forms of fear. And if nothing else, IT will be contemplated as one begins to move from a place of fear to a place of faith.
Understand: If boldness is not natural, neither is timidity. It is an acquired habit, picked up out of a desire to avoid conflict. If timidity has taken hold of you, then root it out. Your fears or the consequences of a bold action are way out of proportion to reality, and in fact the consequences of timidity are worse. Your value is lowered and you create a self-fulfilling cycle of doubt and disaster.
-Robert Greene and Joust Elffers: page 234, The 48 Laws of Power.
Build confidence in your authentic self. “…Your fears or the consequences of a bold action are way out of proportion to reality, and in fact the consequences of timidity are worse.” This worth repeating these conscious words and allow them to seep into your Well of the Sub consciousness until they become the new IT! And then IT will not only let you, but encourage you to pursue IT.
People don’t like to hear that their life is what IT is because of how they think, behave, act, or react. We are much happier to lay the blame on another. Our Mom, our Dad, or sister or brother. Our boss, our teacher, the neighbor or preacher.
But the happiest people are the ones that accept IT for what IT is. And that is, IT is us. We are IT. We are the ones that can accept all the blame and credit for their lives. And when we recognize that IT is our life, based on our decisions, and no one else’s, our life gets better. And IT gets better because we have now accepted responsibility for IT.