I’m about to get myself in trouble here by starting to blog when I need to get ready for work. I just want to bang out a few words before I need to seriously go. I want to talk about fear, and overcoming fear.
My second (and most important) job is working as a teacher at a Yoga studio. I love to teach, and I feel very grateful to be able to have the opportunity to do this sort of work. In my heart, I believe I am capable, and a good teacher. But I have the fear that one day I will have one of the owners of the studio in my class. This is not a fantasy but a very real reality because they both take classes all the time at the studio.
But from the start, I’ve expressed fear about them coming to one of my classes. And so far they’ve stayed away, but I know eventually it’s gonna happen and I will have to teach them – my teachers. The thought of it almost makes me sick to my stomach, because the thought brings up so much fear about being judged – and my mind assumes I will be judged negatively. Even though, I receive positive feedback all the time, my fear convinces me the worst will happen.
I need to stop here, and will pick this up later.
Dealing with fear is something I want to learn how to work with. We all have fear. How do you handle it?