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Moving Through Fear

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By: Jay

Important for us to remember when we are going through tough times is to remain focused on the positive; and not to dwell upon the situation that can feed the fear and create more “stuff” in our life that is not helpful in resolving the situation to a positive conclusion.

When we give in to fear we are allowing “fear” to be in charge of the situation and not us.  Fear is not a conscious thing, we are.  Since we are conscious and self-aware beings with the power and ability to change our life for the better why do we forget this when our life experience is in turmoil?  The fear can be so overwhelming it becomes all-consuming, clouds our mind, fills us with doubt and “what ifs” that become our point of focus.  Having been there and experienced this fear I know how devastating it can be.  But it is in our pushing forward with determination, intent and purpose that we overcome the fear and bring light to a dark time in our life.

When I returned home after being in a drug induced coma, due to a respiratory arrest, fears popped up and were accompanied by “what ifs” on a daily basis.  These things occupied my mind throughout the day.  Once the effect of the drug used to keep me in a coma began to lessen I was determined to push myself forward.  This meant setting realistic goals.  Simple goals in the beginning and then more complex goals were set as the weeks, months and years went by. My one great fear was that I lost my ability to be creative, to be able to write and pursue other creative avenues that required me to use my mind in a variety of ways.  I had to face my fears one at a time, step by step, and be willing to take a break when “things” became overwhelming for me.  This blog is the result of one of the first goals I set.

Life is going to be what we make it.  What carries us forward in dark times?  It is being aware that we are conscious beings who have the power and ability to move forward in lifeIt is keeping focused on what we want not what we don’t want.  We move through the fear and send it back to the void from which it came by our determination, persistence, purpose and goal setting.  Giving our power away to non-living fear is not worth the consequences, as we all well know.  The power is ours to create the life we desire to live and express on a daily basis.

Live your life to the best of your ability.  Succeed to the level you desire.  Have an attitude of gratitude.  Recognize you are a valuable human-being endowed with special gifts and talents particular to you to succeed in expressing Life Itself as you.  You are and there is no question about it!

 

 

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   Hi Everyone,

I am not one who shares personal information…yet today I want to share a few details in light that it can help you or someone you know who is in a quandary about where to go in life. 

Last year I had a full respiratory arrest, in a coma and there was a bit of time that oxygen was cut off to my brain, no major damage but just a twinge, so I have had to learn to deal with that uniqueness.  It has taken an abundance of determination, facing challenges, and allowing me to experience whatever it was I needed to experience to get to where I want to go.  Slight as it may be it still has had a profound affect on all things in my life.  From these experiences I have gained better insight and understanding of myself as me.  Decisions have not been easy for me and things I used to do in a twinkling of an eye, well, took a very long time to accomplish, outside my norm.  

This blog was my first step to regaining my creativity and life, literally. 

Newness is in my life.  As I am gaining more strength and mental determination, coming into my own so to speak, choices/decisions have been made and are now taking form.  I have made a decision to follow childhood dreams and resurrect my acting and writing careers.  I have had a 36 year hiatus from the stage and 20 years from television.  Looking at some head and body shots from decades ago of a slimmer and full head of hair me, my wife and I just laugh and wonder where the hair went…ah, genetics.

Determination has been revived and new plans of action are taking place for the acting and writing careers.  In order to get my feet wet; before I reactivate my union membership and secure talent and literary agents, community theatre is my start.   

Being a motivational speaker, writer, columnist, retired minister, and host/interviewer/creator/producer for two cable television shows all have been good prep work and stepping stones back to the fields I love and enjoy.

Looking back at my past accomplishments has enlightened and also astonished me…I forgot so much of what I did way back when.  How about you? Have you looked back at your past accomplishments, talents and abilities that have been in memory storage?  Take a bit of time and look back by creating a resume of your accomplishments.  If you are like me it will perk you up, spur you onward and forward.  It was in looking back that a boost of self-confidence filled my heart, my mind and my soul to pursue this new direction and it will for you too.

Don’t be like me and wait until you have that brush/experience with death to follow your dream(s).  Why not take a stab at something new and express your talents and abilities, dabble and get your feet wet, experience a new way of living and being; for that which is inside you is aching to be expressed.  Take a chance on yourself and allow yourself to be the you, you really are.  Know that to you all things are possible.

To all of you, thank you for being there and being part of my growth and continued growthI can’t tell you how important your support has been and is to me.  As the writing continues and new goals/ pursuits are achieved you will be one of the first to know.

Enter stage right…  

Jay   (I have just received a phone call informing me of a role in, The Odd Couple.)     

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