Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

To overcome fear, we must venture out just past the edge of our comfort zones.  We must become friendly with the unknown, willing to become uncomfortable, and able to manage this area with peace and ease.  (For more information about this concept, grab a copy of my new book, Holding Space-A Guide to Supporting Others While Remembering to Take Care of Yourself First).

It is in embracing the unknown that we uncover what was previously hidden.  Having been revealed to us, we now have another piece of our puzzle, and can advance forward one more step.

We are frozen by fear when we do not allow ourselves to experience the uncomfortable state of “not knowing.”It is perfectly o.k. to play things safe, but it is not a place where much growth typically occurs.

So if we desire to move forward, or change a certain situation, the best place to start is just outside of our comfort zone. That’s where the gold is.

Know Thyself, Live in Harmony

Know Thyself, Live in Harmony

Everyone loves the feeling that comes from being respected.  When we feel respected by ourselves and others, we feel more full.  When we feel this abundance, we then have enough overflow to give more to ourselves and to others.

Giving, receiving, and mutual respect in relationships feel good.  These things grow from understanding our needs and the needs of those around us. If we go often to the still place inside, we can get answers to questions we ask ourselves and our higher power about our feelings.  In doing so, we will be more aware of our needs as well as things that we need to work through to avoid projecting them onto others.

Harmony rises when we know ourselves enough to ask for what we need in each moment.  When we approach others with a need that has been discovered after an honest assessment of our emotional state, we won’t be as shy to ask for it to be met.  As well, if we are communicating with another who knows themselves well, they will usually be more understanding in their response to our request.

Respect will feel plentiful through the honesty that was given, and hearts will continue to open, adding to the love, peace, and harmony that we desire. ❤

 

It’s Here!

My new “book baby” has officially been born!

Holding Space- A Guide to Supporting Others While Remembering to

Take Care of Yourself First

#holdingspace

Available now at Amazon.

Or at: allthingsthatmatterpress.com

See my author webpage at: www.holding-space.weebly.com

 

New Book About to Drop- Any Minute Now!

New Book About to Drop- Any Minute Now!

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Sneak peek of my new book cover.

Waiting on the final edit reviews/corrections of the final proof and then off we go!

Until then, here’s a little teaser…

“No matter what our story, above all else we all desire to love and be loved.  I believe that if we heal the wounds within ourselves first, and then within our partnerships, families, and communities, this is how we will eventually bring about the global peace and harmony that we wish to see.  This is true transformation from the inside out, not merely change from the outside in.  When we can do this within ourselves, our intimate relationships will be healthier.  When our intimate relationships are healthier, our families will be healthier.  When our families are healthier, our communities will be healthier, and so on.  It is of the utmost importance to first heal ourselves, then our relationships, our families, our communities, our world, and our universe.  If we attempt to change the world without this foundational healing, and attempt to re-build on a wounded separateness consciousness, we are again building our houses on sand.”   Amanda Dobra Hope-  from: Holding Space- A Guide to Supporting Others While Remembering to Take Care of Yourself First

Stay tuned to this blog, check out my website at: http://www.itsasyoulikeit.com, follow me on Twitter at: @amandadobrahope, or Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/itsasyoulikeit for more information as soon as it’s ready!

Taking Personal Responsibility

Taking Personal Responsibility

Everyone makes mistakes.  It’s a part of the human experience.  The real question is-will the person do the work required to take personal responsibility for the mistake, make amends if necessary, and move on with their lives?

It does not help anything if after making the mistake, the person sits in their own personal hell, cowering in shame and refusing to engage with the world.  No matter how big the mistake, something can be done about it.

Sooner or later there will be no one left ‘out there’ to blame or publicly shame and each individual will have to do the hard work required to heal themselves. When this is accomplished, everyone will be able to live their best life in peace and harmony with themselves and those around them.