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Trepidation

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Fretting about what might happen ‘if’ is something we all waste a lot of time doing. Wondering what if I get hurt, what if I hurt someone else, what if I fail are all outcomes we don’t need to visualize when embarking upon a task, journey, or adventure of any kind.  To get beyond our fearfulness we can observe and define those trepidations and render them powerless over our feelings and emotions; once the feeling of dread and anxious emotions are subtracted from our endeavors we have a much better chance of succeeding and even enjoy the adventures or activities. The alarm we bring upon ourselves is generally much more damaging and any real danger to our physical or mental selves. Though we may be stepping into dark, threatening water, if we look forward we will most likely observe a lightening of the way and bright promise ahead. This encouragement or what we can define as encouragement can lessen our worry and propel us forward in a positive way. Looking at where we are right now, defining and acknowledging our dread, and pressing forward anyway will shrink and dissipate formless fears. We all face very real danger at times and trepidation can be transformed to terror, but after learning to deal with trepidation we have better and more developed tools to handle terror as well. None of us like to face either feeling, but none of us can always avoid either of them. Don’t you think it is better to be prepared to face trepidation by having observed it and defined tools to deal with it than to tremble with fear when unprepared?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

3 thoughts on “Trepidation

  1. I think that when we do observe it..we realise it is an illusion and the key to releasing it is to stay fully present in the now, illusion cannot breathe in the now

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