Fear, Itself

Yes, I’m a Buffy fan. No, this isn’t going to be a post waxing poetic on how awesome the episode of the same title is.

Today, I want to discuss fear.

On Friday, November 13th, something terrible happened in Paris, France. We already know the story, so I won’t rehash. Several other instances of terror happened as well. Terror. Terrorist. Fear.

I’ve seen my friends…decent people who are normally loving and giving, turn angry and frightened. I don’t blame them. We should be angry and maybe a little frightened – but directed at the right people. It shouldn’t stop us from being who we are normally.

Fear does a lot to us. It paralyzes us. It keeps us from living up to our full potentials. It keeps us from becoming…more.

Today, I challenge you to be more. Do something brave. You don’t have to put yourself into mortal danger, but do something extraordinary. Don’t let fear hold you back.