The Wisdom of Fear, 3-2-16

Anything worth doing will always have some amount of fear attached to it. For example, getting married, having a baby, changing careers, moving, retiring. It helps to remember that his type of fear can be good. It is your way of questioning whether you really want what these changes may bring. It is also a reminder that releasing the past is a necessary part of moving forward.
Fear has a way of throwing us off balance, making us feel insecure and uncertain, but it is not meant to discourage us. Its purpose is to notify us that we are at the edge of our comfort zone, poised in between our choices. Whenever we face our fear, we overcome an inner obstacle and move into new territory, both inside and out. The more we learn to respect and even welcome fear, the more we will be able to hear its wisdom, wisdom that will tell us to move forward or not. While comfort with fear is a contradiction in terms, we can honor our fear, recognizing its arrival, listening to its intelligence, and respecting it is a harbinger of transformation.Indeed, it informs us that the change we re contemplating is significant, enabling us to approach it with proper reverence.
Excerpt from Madisn Taylor, Daily OM