Standing here, in this place I can honestly say that the most spectacular life-affirming things I have done have been done through fear, all-consuming, what the hell was I thinking, wet my pants FEAR. As uncomfortable and painful as it may seem, it is the one thing I have to go through time and time and time again to have a good life. Without fail, every worthwhile thing I have ever done has begun with paralyzing fear. First gallery exhibition, first outdoor art festival, the first class I taught, first Artist Way Weekend retreat, and several other medical earth shaking fear filled events. I have learned that each time the fear arrives….and it always does… I need to look back and remember that without this fear, there will be no growth or joy…and that is what life is about! It does not make the fear any less horrifying, but I realize that this fear is just a part of it! So just do it!
"Shine One" Eric Bibb