Jun 03

Pilfered Happiness


FEAR: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.

synonyms: terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress; anxiety, worry, angst, unease, uneasiness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, nervousness, nerves, perturbation, foreboding; the creeps, the shivers, the willies, the heebie-jeebies, jitteriness, twitchiness, butterflies (in the stomach)

Based on the definition alone, it is impossible for happiness and fear to be present at the same time. They can not coexist. There’s no joy in terror, fright, agitation, etc. Not unless you’re one of those strange folks that gets kicks out of being terrorized. Fear has  been the thief that always seems to find me everytime I make it to Happyland. As I write this, I wonder if I’m afraid of being happy. I am supposed to be writing about what compromises I’ve made because of fear; however, it’s apparent to me that no matter the reason I’ve been afraid, the outcome is always a loss of happiness. My happiness has been the sole compromise.

I THINK that I love being happy and content, but I often allow fearful and negative thoughts to take it away. History tells me it won’t last long. Ignorance (the unknown) perpetuates the doubt of its survival. How have I, a believer in the Law of Attraction, been able to positively move forward with fear in my heart? Compromise.

Compromise: an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions.

Basically, I’ve created a bargain deal between my fear and my happiness. I entertain fear and allow it to stay for a little while. When it appears and it’s creeping around, I know that there are some crown jewels of happiness near by. I know that I’m on to something good. Usually, fear leaves on its own – slips out the back door without being noticed; it doesn’t always know how to act when happiness is around. (Remember, they can’t coexist.) Sometimes, I have to put these hands on fear, because I finally get enough nerve to deal with it head on. I finally get enough nerve to tell myself that I deserve to be happy. I earned it.

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

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Day 3 prompt: What compromises have you made because of fear?

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