Fear is a great protector. It’s safer to be afraid of expressing ourselves and our emotions, until it’s not anymore.
For example, “I have to be afraid of losing the people I love”, so this fear prevents me from expressing my anger about what’s not okay for me. So I don’t lose them by expressing my anger…
Or, “I have to be afraid of saying it out loud, so they won’t reject me, and I won’t feel alone and hurt.” And so on…
Avoiding certain actions or situations (through fear) helps us stay safe, but it can also lead to a state of anxiety or an ingrained pattern of avoidant behavior that becomes normal in the long term.
Operating from an underlying state of fear or avoidance becomes so normal that we no longer even notice it.
If we didn’t operate through fear, that is, by repressing our emotions and ourselves, we could discover that it’s actually much safer to live, experience, and express through presence—being connected and having a deep sense of clarity about what’s happening in the moment.
In other words, it’s much safer to operate from a sense of presence than from a sense of fear.
But we can’t ‘just do that’, until we reverse our emotional self-repression—that can lead to this type of freedom and presence.
Free action. Free movement.
When we are not seeking a sense of safety, but rather, we are curious about what’s going to happen next.
When the next moment doesn’t make us anxious but curious and open.
Much love ❤️
If you want to learn KI somatic processing and reverse your emotional repression, Serena is starting a Small Group (limited to 4 people) on March 4. One more spot is available. You can find details by visiting this link.