FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN
Hello to my viewers,
I woke up with a mission to remind myself to change fear to a challenge.
Before we talk about fear of the unknown, its Earth Day today. Happy Earth Day to all.
Earth Day ❤️ Live in each season as it passes, breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the Earth.
It is Dan and my 37th day of staying home. For me and Dan our fear stepped into an adventure when I was diagnosed with cancer. Its when we took the challenge and traveled to Mexico for treatment without speaking Spanish. The fear of the unknown was an adventure that I am very humble for and blessed with meeting some wonderful people.
Then moving to Mexico without any fear just adventure. We were only going to live there for only two years, however it turned into six years. I felt safe from cancer and any other situation that would have caused stress. Dan and I were in our own little world with people that lifted our spirits up. I will always be grateful for the experience and the love for the people we met.
I wrote this piece Monday, September 24, 2012
FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN
WRITTEN FROM THE HEART
It’s impossible, said pride. It’s risky, said experience. It’s pointless, said reason. Give it a try, whispered the heart. It’s early in the morning and this message came to me. I fear no more for I have managed the cancer. I trusted my heart to find another way to treat my cancer other than cut, poison, and burn. I also realized without having cancer I would have not met these amazing people that have taught me so much about life and I would have never experienced Mexico and their culture.
Through taking a detour in the road, I have better knowledge and have tried to educate others on other ways to control cancer. Through my journey I have been sharing my personal healing process in hopes that maybe your heart is whispering to you like it did me.
Through the knowledge that I have gained, I do not fear the unknown, I look past that and take each day with a grain of salt. The future will be full of experiences that will not be impossible for I took something bad and made it good. We all deserve to follow our hearts and choose our own journey, but first we have to research the unknown.
Research and you will find that life is not pointless. Your mind will grow full of hope and your journey will continue for many years.
To finish I must say that with our hearts we can change our fear of the unknown and give hope to our future. Enjoy the now, for the future depends on it.
This is a start of mini videos of my experience with cancer without surgery, chemo and radiation. Each video tells a story that many children and adults experience daily, which I would like to change by sharing prevention's and options while dealing and managing cancer. Everything is possible with the Power of Knowledge.
“Fear and anxiety many times indicates that we are moving in a positive direction, out of the safe confines of our comfort zone, and in the direction of our true purpose.”
― Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain the Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life
“Be strong and courageous. Fear not! God will grant you the strength to overcome any adversity.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!
Why We Fear the Unknown
We are quick to judge, fear and even hate the unknown. We may not admit it, but we are all plagued with the unknown.
The fear of the unknown can be hard to describe because all the feelings and thoughts around this fear are in our head. These negative feelings and thoughts create mental blocks. It is these mental blocks that influence the way in which we live our life and if let loose can have a harmful impact on us living our lives to the fullest. This is our perspective that was talked about in the blog piece yesterday.
When we choose to live with our fear of the unknown, the choices and decisions we make do not serve us well. Any decision we make based from this fear will not be a decision that will move us forward in life.
Living your life to your fullest potential can only be achieved when you have come face to face with your fear of the unknown. But this is not an easy thing to do. It is a bit more complicated than just choosing to ignore your fear of the unknown. To be able to conquer your fear of the unknown, you have to be committed to making the changes within yourself and that is where it gets tough.
There are many layers of emotions that are associated with your fear of the unknown and overcoming this fear requires you to dig deep to find the courage to actually step into the unknown. This is not what your fear of the unknown likes. All those deep-seated limiting beliefs will be resisting and fighting back because your actions will be challenging them and questioning their existence.
7 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of the Unknown and Get More Out of Life
1. Understand Your Fear
2. Find the Cause of Your Fear
3. Question Your Fear
4. Accept Failure as an Option
5. Ride the Wave of Fear
6. Embrace Change
7. Practice Mindfulness – the Key to Quieting Your Mind
For Dan and I, we replaced the fear of the unknown for an adventure.
A journey to the unknown shores needs a port, a ship, a wind; but more important than all of them: courage; courage to leave the known for the unknown.
Until tomorrow, it’s impossible, said pride. It’s risky, said experience. It’s pointless, said reason. Give it a try, whispered the heart.
Collages are an excellent way to fill a wet afternoon and use up the odds and ends in your craft box. The only limit when making a collage is your imagination - and hopefully this video helps you get the inspiration to get you started! You don't need anything special as children will be very happy making collages with the simplest of materials, and magazines and catalogues are always a good start!
So, with this activity you can use your imagination of magazine collage art. This project helps kids get creative and colorful with their own imagination. It also shows them how adding layers to their work often adds more color and interest.
• Drawing paper or Any color chart paper to stick the pictures
• Old magazines
• White Glue
Kids find pictures in old magazines depicting things that they like such as favorite foods, colors, animals, etc. Cut them out and dilute the white glue in water and give it to them with a brush. Start sticking the pictures and it turn out to be a beautiful colorful collage.