Fear of Failure? From My Heart #20

Ken W. Stone,
“The Soul Archaeologist”

Internationally Recognized Spiritual Teacher and Healer, and Creator of the Transformational Beneath the Sand Program

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Fear of Failure? From My Heart #20

Aug

3

2011

Ken W Stone

I was talking with a good friend earlier this week and the conversation turned to her upcoming sessions with me. She looked right at me and from the depth of her being she said: “I’m afraid. I’m afraid that it won’t work for me, and if this doesn’t work, then I will be stuck in this life without experiencing God inside of me.” What a From the Heart comment – and it took me by surprise. I wondered if she was saying she was afraid that my process wouldn’t work for her. But she was concerned that there is something fundamentally wrong with her – and that’s why it won’t work. You know, I think we all probably feel this way, and this is a function of our human condition. We feel so broken, so far away from God (the Divine, Universe, etc.) that we think we’re incapable of feeling God within, or being connected to God. How honest and vulnerable, and open of my friend to share these thoughts. And remind me of the fundamental truth she was speaking. The process of stepping into the experience of who we are can be terrifying. What if it doesn’t work? Would that be further proof of our fundamentally damaged nature? If we don’t try, then it’s OK – because we don’t have complete proof of how damaged we are. Can you identify with this? Where is fear of failure showing up in your life? Email me and let me know – how does fear of failure affect your life right now? Does your fear relate to your experience (or lack of experience) of God in your life, of fear that God is not available to you – and won’t be? I had an experience of visiting the Poudre river (here where I live in Fort Collins, Colorado – US) last weekend. As I gazed out on the river I realized that the river is flowing all of the time. The river does not rely on me to be aware of it to flow. It is the same with your connection to the Divine. The river is flowing. Taking your awareness to that fact – and then experiencing it – is available to you. I know this because the river is flowing. Through everyone and everything. I’m grateful we’re connected in this way – and I’m looking forward to hearing from you! Peace, Ken