There lies within us that sneaky voice, it whispers or maybe it is louder. It speaks and slithers as a serpent and wraps itself around your psyche.
It whispers “you cannot do it” “you will fail” “you’re too fat” “no one likes you” Pervasive it is.
I am sure you have heard the tale of the frog in the boiling water; Take a frog and drop it in boiling water it tries to hop out. Put a frog in cold water and slowly turn up the heat… it never leaves and dies in the pot.
This is how the dark passenger attacks you; Slowly and Methodically building a self-made prison of doubt and fear. Confining thought. The dark passenger is slow and methodical, it is rare that it speaks during great times; instead it waits and speaks when times are lean. Slow and methodical, it waits for opportune times, times rife with uncertainty.
One of my teachers would say: “Good self-talk is good, Bad self-talk is Real Bad.”
It is going to attack you through fear; Fear of failure, using tools of indecision and “you tried this already and failed” and “you have to much responsibility to do this now” and “you cannot do it right or perfect yet” all these ways it will sub verse you.
He may even get you to “just take one hit” or “one drink cannot hurt” It tries to replace “love” with addiction.
Good news though.
It is all imaginary. You made it up. Many times the journey is worth the destination.
My purpose here is to empower you to move beyond the fear that is blocking you, that self-made prison of doubt, limiting beliefs and deception that tricks you into staying still.
Dr Wayne Dyer says something to the effect of “when you change the way you look at things, The things you look at change”
The juice is worth the squeeze.
My friend Mac would say ” Fear has No place in a fully focused mind.”
One of my treasured quotes by Albert Camus ” In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Kick it and his weak ass inbred brother, fear, in the piss pump people, make it only useful as a dust flap to keep dust out his butt crack!