Today's Tool deals with fear. And, I have many that are locked inside and didn't even realize it.
A perfect example is that I'm afraid of the dark. I'm afraid to go outside this morning, for fear of seeing a raccoon trapped inside the trap that was set last night. Furthermore, I project these fears onto my dogs - I leave a light on for them when I go out at night, I don't want to let them out until the sun comes up this morning.
I'm afraid to ride on a motorcycle, even though I have one. (To Harley nuts, it's an Ultra Classic) My flakey BF went 90 on it and scared the daylights out of me. I visualized body parts and pieces all over the highway....
There are many "Lions, Tigers and Bears, OH MY" that haunt me. Hopefully, with the use of Tools, I'll be able to shed some of these unfounded, created fears.
I don't fear solitude, because I work and live alone. I do fear not having companionship, thus Flakey BF remains. Silly. Now THAT'S just plain SILLY. Coach talks about "Silly"... I should be the poster child for "Silly". Inside I KNOW that when I shed Flakey BF, there will be another that I'm more compatible with come along. I also know that somehow, with Flakey BF, I would be admitting failure - but at what price? Does this make sense? So what, I ask myself. So WHAT if it didn't work? He's flakey, he's controlling, and you put up with this all for a bit of companionship? Geeze, Jane - you have dogs that provide better companionship!!
See? Getting better at this tools stuff :-)
I am now clicking ruby slippers together three times. "No place like Tools" .....