Thursday, February 6, 2014

Don't Fear Entering the Cave

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
― Joseph Campbell

Today's quote by master teacher Joseph Campbell talks about our fears, our shadow self and the things that we hide from ourselves and others.

How many of us fear or dread things that have no logical source? How many of our fears are rooted in childhood? Or past lives?

For example, you may have a fear of public speaking. So, you avoid it for years. Then, someone tells you about Dale Carnegie classes or Toastmasters and you decide to give it a go.

BAM! You love it! Your gifts and talents include public speaking! Only by going THROUGH the fear, do you find your treasure!

There are many more layers to this, such as hiding our creativity, because we "fear" we aren't good enough. Maybe a parent or teacher laughed at us or ridiculed one of our early artistic efforts. By healing that wound and being brave enough to let our creativity shine through, we may find a whole new way to be in the world!