Named must your fear be, before banish it you can.

So much could be drawn from this simple sentence with Yoda’s oddly adorable syntax. I was researching Yoda quotes for a longer, upcoming post on fear and I just couldn’t let this nugget go. As usual, I find so much wisdom in the words of a small green character of unknown species.

What are you afraid of?

Can you even name it?

As a society, we are raised to suppress negative emotions and emotions like fear are to be stuffed, never understood, just stuffed. Fear has always been my biggest enemy but I didn’t leave the Dark Side until I learned to look deep into my fears to understand them. Only after understanding them can you really face them.

And everything you want is on the other side of fear…..

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