17 Practices to Transcend Fear

by Gregory Toole

Fear remains a prevalent part of the human experience, inhibiting or derailing the fulfillment of many heart-felt dreams and intentions. What can we do to transcend fear? Here are some practices that may support you in transcending fear.

  1. Recognize that the feeling of fear is natural when you’re trying something new or on the edge of your comfort zone.
  2. Be aware that fear is primarily a feeling or sensation in the body and that you still have choice about your actions.
  3. Journal about what specifically you are afraid of and ask yourself, objectively, whether there’s anything to actually fear? (If the answer is yes, take steps to address those concerns.)
  4. Put your attention and energy on what you want to happen rather than what you fear will happen. (What we put our
    attention on expands).
  5. Take steps every day (no matter how small) that move you toward your desired outcome. With every step you take,
    the feeling of fear will subside, even if only little by little. Fear breeds in the imagination; bringing reality to it diminishes
    it.
  6. Let go of any idea that you are doing it all yourself. You are the vehicle for an infinite intelligence, power, and creativity.
  7. Let go of responsibility for outcomes. Your role is to take the divinely guided actions and you ultimately have little control over how others receive or respond to them.
  8. Let go of the idea that you need to get it right the first time. Allow yourself to enjoy the creative process.
  9. Spend time in meditation daily, listening for divine inspiration, and follow it in faith and trust.
  10. Stay centered in love and gratitude. It is impossible for fear to live there.
  11. Let everything you do be guided by love. If it’s not from an intention of love and offering love to the world, don’t do it.
  12. Let go of the need to personally accomplish anything. Let your only goal and intention be to fulfill the vision of your higher self, your divine destiny, or your soul’s highest calling.
  13. When fear comes up, don’t push it down. Keep breathing, fully feel it, and let it be your teacher. What is it telling you
    about how you look at life?
  14. Be on divine timing, not your own human timing. When divine inspiration or perfect opportunities show up, know that
    it’s the right time for them, even if it’s inconvenient personally.
  15. Treat each day as a new day. What you couldn’t do yesterday you may be able to do today. What was confusing
    yesterday may be clear today.
  16. When feeling overwhelmed, take baby steps. Any step that moves you in the direction of your vision is progress.
    Every time you do something you were previously afraid to do you dissipate the illusions of fear.
  17. Be in it for the long haul. Don’t give up at the first setback.

2 Comments

  1. Really, I mean really, inspiring.

    I think this one is the most revolutionary, for all those looking to let go of fear (that’ve read all the books, gone to the workshops):

    Let go of any idea that you are doing it all yourself. You are the vehicle for an infinite intelligence, power, and creativity.

    I may have to print your tips out and put them by my bed! Thank you, again!

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