Facing Fear

Sun shines, lifting a dreary day
from its winter doldrums.

Love is forever, for always
no matter what.

So busy with having-to-do-for
forgetting to enjoy the
joys of what, is.

Eyes stare at me
see me as their hero
(whether I wish
to be, or not)

Thinking,
always thinking

Serenity doesn’t sneak up
and take us by surprise.
It’s reached through climbing
the highest mountains
one painful (or joyous) step
at a time until the summit
of light is in sight.

In the sound of my own
breathed-in silence
held there amidst
the depth of what lies within
I acknowledge each struggle
with grace and gratitude
because it’s in facing
every fear we are
raised to higher
self again.

~*~

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada and design custom made candles

25 thoughts on “Facing Fear”

  1. Sometimes we are seen in such a different light by those that hold us dear and it seems difficult to think we might let them down but, really, I don’t think we do. Heartfelt. Thank You!

  2. “because it’s in facing
    every fear we are
    raised to higher
    self again”.

    This really struck something deep with in me… I extremely fell in love with this poem… it really touched a emotion that need to be felt today.

    Thanks!
    ~L

  3. As a great man once said, the only thing to fear is fear itself…sound wisdom contained within this dose of the poetic. Well done.

  4. To your to your better self,i related and became inspired by your words. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up a front in front of our children sometimes, but we do it.

  5. False Evidence Appearing Real…and it keeps so many from being the spirits they should be. There is wonderful wisdom woven throughout this piece. Might be my new favorite!

  6. We were a little on the same wavelenght, huh?

    I especially like:

    Serenity doesn’t sneak up
    and take us by surprise.
    It’s reached through climbing
    the highest mountains
    one painful (or joyous) step
    at a time until the summit
    of light is in sight.

  7. So busy with having-to-do-for
    forgetting to enjoy the
    joys of what, is.

    i think that alone says much of us…but yes in facing our fears we move on to higher planes…and like mary said i dont know that we see until sometimes we look back….

  8. one painful (or joyous) step
    at a time until the summit
    of light is in sight….
    True words and beautiful ones!

  9. Oh this is my fave of yours so far. I love (and share) your philosophy………..”one step at a time until the summit of light is in sight.” Wonderful writing, kiddo.

  10. You are so right. In facing fears, we ARE raised to our higher self again. And sometimes I don’t think we realize how far we have raised until we look back. I like this poem’s message very much.

  11. Really nice piece here. From opening line on through it moves consistently almost as if the thoughts themselves shine through, love this ending stanza too, it’s really, really good. Thanks

  12. Can I think and face the fear at the same time? Or is that like tapping my head and rubbing my belly?..LOL…great verse and nice message, let those fears go poof!

  13. So busy with having-to-do-for
    forgetting to enjoy the
    joys of what, is…. true that… i also like the pic..goes so good together with the title..facing fear…the way into the clouds, into nothing, into not knowing…

  14. I agree with you on this…once we face it, it leaves us or doesn’t scare us as much as we think it would ~

    We have such a foggy day today ;-(

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