Achieving Fearlessness

“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety”-



So much of our time is taken up by feeling fearful. Often we are uncertain, doubtful, and even desperate at times. Our fears can manifest in depression, eating disorders, drugs, and casual sex. Arianna Huffington describes how fear limits us to the point where the woman who appears well adapted is simply the one who is most comfortable being governed by her fears. Mastering our fears is about being comfortable with the possibility of falling down, and being less worried about what people will think when we do. In her book On Becoming Fearless, Huffington suggests that the more fearless we become, the easier our journey will be. In the May edition of Oprah Magazine, she offers a six-week course (starting May 3rd) based on her book Thrive. Sounds like a good investment of time.

So, as we forge ahead to a life of freedom, trust, and happiness, let’s embrace our infinite variety and become the women we deep down know that we are-

fearless, bold, kind, funny… accepting of ourselves.



Amy enjoys using poetic language to capture the essence of the ordinary. Her work has been published in Word-Dancers: The Poets of Southwest Florida and Florida Weekly.

(1) Comment

  • Kathy
    April 21, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Great message and advice! I’ve been working on becoming less fearful too with the help of books and articles I found in O Magazine, and they really work…it’s amazing!

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