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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

August 29, 2023

The focus for today is:

I am learning to assess the role of fear in my decision-making.

Today's inspiration was written by MaryAnn DiMarco:

Fear happens. It’s unavoidable. It’s part of what makes us human. When fear rears its ugly head, it creates havoc. Though this is never an easy experience, it can be particularly damaging for spiritual Lightworkers. Fear is an opportunity — an opportunity to go deeper on the path and be accountable for what’s ours — or an excuse to run away and hide.

Fear is closely tied to ego, because fear is often one of the ways ego speaks. Our human experience with both ego and fear dictates the level of spiritual connection we can attain. It’s up to each of us, there­fore, to figure out our own way to work with fear.

Putting a stop to our fear isn’t a onetime thing — it’s a lifelong practice. Luckily, it gets easier as we go along. When we learn to address fear right away, reg­ularly checking in to assess its role in our decision-making, it becomes easier to integrate fear work into our spiritual devel­opment process.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Do You Have Any Fears of Success and Failure?
     Written by MaryAnn DiMarco.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of Fear is a natural reaction. Yet, sometimes it is just a construct of our mind imagining how things could go wrong. In those cases, the best practice is to "feel the fear, but do it anyway".

Our focus for today: I am learning to assess the role of fear in my decision-making. 

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About the Author

photo of MaryAnn DiMarcoMaryAnn DiMarco is an internationally recognized psychic medium, healer, and spiritual teacher, her work has been featured in media outlets like The New York Times, The Dr. Oz Show, Women’s HealthElle, and Redbook. 

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