Self Adjacent Healing

“Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.”
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Daily writing prompt
What’s something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail.

This is a harder question to answer than I thought it would be.
It started me thinking about failure, and what that really means.
I’ve always feared failure, and the idea of failure has held me back from so many things. But why are we so scared of failure?
I think to define failure is first most important.

Failure to me is- not being good at something, looking stupid, and/or not completing something I started.

But to look at each of those components separately, what is it that I’m afraid of?

Not being good at something- everyone starts as a beginner at whatever they are attempting. I can’t expect myself to be perfect at something I’ve never tried before.

Looking stupid- you can be good at something and people will still criticize you. Their reflection is not a measure of my worth. And if I look stupid, that will only last a moment, and still may inspire someone.

Not completing something I started- well that thing just may not be for me, but I won’t know unless I try. Why is that a failure and not a learning experience?

Perspective can also change everything.
A failure is never a failure, but a shift in direction, an opportunity for growth, or the key to a vision.

What would I do if I didn’t fear failure?

Live hard, and not be hard on myself.
Continue to grow personally and my business.

Honestly still figuring out what my business is, but just feeling the freedom to share my passions of healing with the world.
It will land exactly where it needs too, with who it needs too.

Hope this finds you well.

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