Recently someone I follow on Twitter posed a question that essentially boiled down to: “How do you combat fear?” It reminded me of a journal page I posted about the difference between being “fearless” and the act of “fearing less.” In my mind, the way to combat fear is love, for others and for yourself.
It is one of those things that might sound trite and a bit too easy to actually be true. In fact, its not easy at all…anyone who is in love, has been in love, and dealt with issues of self-love and self-worth knows its not easy. And, in fact, I am sure I am over simplifying things (then again, why do things have to be complicated to be believed?) If this is not a universal truth, it is a personal one: When I am feeling fear, about the future, about my ability to do certain things, about being good enough (whatever that means…) it is usually a simple act of love that snaps me out of it. So, this journal page is inspired by that, and a companion to the earlier “Fear LESS” journal page. Fear LESS, Love MORE.
To make this I played with painters tape, acrylics, latex paint, sharpie, book pages, water colors, scrap book paper, tissue paper, brass brads
For those who are interested, this song has been on heavy rotation in my house this week. This is a live version, which blows me away…I love music that sounds as good or better live than it does after production. This might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but it has been working for me lately. Wish I had been sitting in this room. And a shout out to KEXP, possibly the best radio station on the planet. Peace.