Tuesday, August 18, 2009

blessed discomfort...


in the movie Bounce, Ben Affleck encourages Gwyneth Paltrow:


"It isn't brave unless you're afraid."

as an artist i am accustomed to creating within blessed discomfort...as a creative entrepreneur i am more than used to blessed discomfort...as a child of God i have learned to embrace blessed discomfort...

blessed discomfort has helped me grow as a woman, and artist and a spiritual being...on my life path it has not been easy to surrender to fear...

to find the courage to stand in my own truth and be my authentic self, i have had to walk through fear...my worst fears...feel vunerable, raw and exposed...hopeless, helpless and alone...i have had to accept that the plans i had for my life were not the plans of God...and i had to adjust, reinvent myself and reengineer my life...

i would not call myself brave or courageous...nevertheless, i would call myself a survivor...and i have a new descriptive adjective...

F E A R L E S S

if you have followed my journey of the past twenty months, you have seen the fear, and sometimes the anger, as i stumbled along to today...it has not been easy or pretty, nor has it left me unchanged...but it has taught me to confront fear head on and come to the knowing that i have survived my worst imaginable fear...lack of security...for nothing in my world is secure today except my faith...

to see the expansion of this topic for artists please visit my blog - The Artist as a Spiritual Explorer...

to see my path in full and raw detail, visit my blog - down...but not out...

2 comments:

Tinker said...

Hi Rebecca - it's good to see you again - and to know that you've found strength and are fearless! I think many of us are finding that we aren't as secure as we once thought - that security's an illusion -- but still we need to go forward...
Wishing you wonders and blessings~xoxo

qualcosa di bello said...

this post & the "you might also like" posts really struck home for me tonight. i just traveled through a dark night of the soul & though i can't really share much of it now, i wanted you to know how much your words speak to my heart..thank you.

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