Monster Bash – Leave Your Fear Here

 

I have many fears.  They have pushed me to the edge and stretched me beyond where I thought I would break. But I am still here and have developed a fascination with what I can learn from them. Fear can be like a monster inside of you, holding you hostage. Sharing your fear with another can take the power away from this monster. I have found that when I bring my monster into the light it is often hairy but not so scary.  This is a place for you to break free from that monster by describing your fear and leaving it behind on this page. You will never find out what this is like if you don’t take action. Start with one of your smaller monsters and leave it here.

This is also an experiment in learning from each other. What do we fear? Will our fears be similar or very different?  I am interested to see what we all have in common. Get curious about your fear and leave it behind.  A couple of sentences or a picture will do.

Please don’t comment on another’s monster. This might force them to jump from the page.

I will start the sharing with one of my fear monsters. The fear of suffocating. This monster can take my confidence away when I am occupying a small, enclosed space. Sometimes I feel like I can’t breathe. I panic. I have learned to talk myself through this and it is slowly getting easier over time.

What a perfect time of year to give your monster a place to hang out with others.  It can make friends and may end up so happy that it doesn’t come back to you and even if it does, it might not look the same to you as it did before.

Thanks for sharing. Let the Monster Bash begin.

Ali

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10 thoughts on “Monster Bash – Leave Your Fear Here

  1. I only fear three things – clowns, downward stairs and heights. Clowns… A fear I’ve carried from childhood thanks to my rotten sister. The downward stairs is because I fell down a long flight as a child and cracked my skull. When I have to go down a flight of stairs, I get a sickening feeling in my stomach and a tingling in my feet. I think fearing heights is part of the stairs thing. Not really a monster, just annoying.

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  2. The fear monster I am coaxing to visit this page is named “Ushooda” (You-Should-of/have). It annoys me with “You shoulda’ done this, you shoulda’ done that!” Sometimes it’s difficult to make a decision because I think Ushooda is going to show up soon thereafter. Thanks for giving her a place to be – other than my head!

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  3. I’m going to be brutally honest here and say that I’ve lost my confidence after being out of the workforce for a couple of years. My fear now is one of failure, of stepping out of my comfort zone and facing what once I could do so capably. It’s crazy I know and I’m trying to push myself but sometimes the comfort of the familiar makes it hard to move. Thanks for this opportunity to share. Hope you’re having a great weekend ☀️

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  4. A fear monster relocation program…excellent idea. Let me offer the fear of bees. I could make a case that this fear has reduced somewhat as I have aged. Having said that, this monster is still very much lurking around, waiting to spring out and create a racing heart and a whole range of reactions that do not appear, even to me, proportional to the real threat. To my bee fear monster I say this: Please, rest here, hang out and stay put. Your waiting around to leap into action is not necessary. I’m big, bees are small. I’ve got this.

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