When we live in fear we spin endlessly in worry about the future, rather than seeing the beauty and potential available to us right here, right now.
When we live in fear we assume the immigrant is coming to take our job–or even to kill us–rather than appreciating that they might be the next Einstein or Hamilton. Or that they are simply deserving of compassion and safe refuge.
When we live in fear we cling to the false idolatry of perfection, rather than celebrate our inevitable mistakes, our rough edges, the cracks that let the light in.
When we live in fear we seek validation from others, rather than accept our inherent worthiness and warmly embrace our differences.
When we live in fear we only see the worst case scenario, rather than have faith that we can handle just about anything that might come our way.
When we live in fear we are alone, disconnected, detached, instead of being held safe in the knowledge that we are all in this together.
When we live in fear so much of our energy is wasted trying to control the uncontrollable.
When we live in fear our starting point tilts toward hate, not love and toward revenge, instead of forgiveness.
When we live in fear we see change as the enemy, the dragon to be slain, when dropping our sword, taking off our armor and letting down our guard might just allow us to tap into a world of abundance and unleash a little bit of magic.