Love was strolling through the garden and Fear came along and said, "Don't stroll along here! In fact, I don't like you, so get out of here! But Love said, "But I love it here." Fear said, "There's nothing to love here, but indeed, you should fear. Fear that you will prick your finger on a rose bush! But worse than that, you will trip over a stone, and be in great pain when you fall! And you know, Love, when you fall, you feel great pain!" Love said, "I don't feel that fear." Fear got enraged and screamed, "You try to act like I don't exist, so I reject you!" Love said, "So be it."
And every day Fear would come to the garden to say to Love, "I reject you!" And every day Love would say, "So be it, but still I am here." Fear would scream and Fear would challenge Love, but Love was immovable. Finally, Fear confessed to Love one day, "Love, I fear you." Love confessed back to Fear, "Fear, I love you." And with that, Love surrounded Fear and held Fear close to Love's heart. Love asked Fear, "Are you okay?" Fear said, "I have no more power; I feel like I have fallen." Love said, "Indeed. See, Fear, the truth is, I have fallen many times before, and yes, it hurts. I don't like the pain, but I know it so well, I don't fear it; it always makes me stronger, more resilient and more powerful. You have feared my power so much, you rejected me. You Fear, are the only one that has ever rejected me. But just remember, when I fall, I feel great pain; when you fall, you feel great love."
Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.