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FEAR of crowing cocks and zzzzing mosquitoes….

Posted in Uncategorized by Open Doors on February 11, 2012

There was once a lion who feared nothing, except the crowing of cocks. A chill would go down his spine whenever he heard a cock crowing.One day he confessed his fear to the elephant, who was greatly amused.“How can the crowing of a cock hurt you, O, King of the Jungle?” he asked the lion. “Think about it!” Just then a mosquito began circling the elephant’s head, zzzzz…zzzz…zzzz…. frightening him out of his wits.“If it gets into my ear I’m doomed!” he shrieked, flailing at the insect with his trunk.Now it was the lion’s turn to feel amused…:) 🙂 

If we could only see our fears as others see them, we would realise that most of our fears make no sense!

I could list out a dozen or more  of my fears and I am sure that most of them are silly fears.

Fear does nothing more than stop us from reaching the destination that are already purposed for in our lives. If I had to describe Fear, then it would called an obstacle with a scary face. Fear is over rated, Mr.Lion forgets that this loud, crowing bird is only a starter for his big, happy meal and Mr.Jumbo Elephant missed a tiny detail,  that a zzzzzzzzzzzzzzing mosquito wouldn’t survive a dizzy flap of his massive ears. Fear blinds us to our potential and thus limits us unbelievably. It is the enemy of our souls. It freezes at the face of risk. It leaves us feeling empty and useless. 

The Bible has 366 different verses spread out all through with ‘Fear not’ in it.One encouraging verse for every single day of the year. Interesting to note that there is one even for the leap year! 

I have jotted down a game plan here… let’s call it Shobha’s road to Fearlessness….:) 🙂 

  • Start by wearing a T shirt with these words: DON’T LET THEM SCARE U!!!
  • Next, believe what is written on your T shirt, and don’t let anyone scare you…:)
  • Well, now, you are at least on a different path…away from fear.
  • Go through your checklist, whatever it may be.
  • Recheck your safety gear, make sure that you have it all tied or  buckled or  zipped or filled or practiced, or whatever it takes to be safe and tell yourself that you can do it.
  • Finally, squash that fear with a lot of zeal and take the plunge!!!

It is time to cut off those cords and let yourself fly, or dive, or launch, or run, or step on stage or whatever it is…. it is time to throw off that heavy cloak of fear and do  that which FEAR had stopped you from doing.

Let me assure you…. that it is indeed an exhilarating experience, to live fearlessly.

Jo dar gaya woh mar gaya!!! (He who fears, is already a dead man!)

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