The emotion that feeds our resistance to moving past old blocks is very often fear. I think it’s because a kind of death occurs as you let go of any old forms…It’s a natural emotion whether facing a literal death of someone else, yourself, or a metaphoric death of some aspect that is no longer serving you. –Way of Joy

I woke up this morning with a memory behind my eyelids that just fascinated me because of its timing. Yesterday I was given an opportunity (by my awesome business mentors Brandy Mychals and Vinca Heart) to publicly name some recent successes. So it was interesting to remember when I faced (what I believed at the time was) a certain death.

As I go through my current life transition, letting go of some old worn out self-images of failure and move to new levels of accomplishment, I find myself facing aspects I gotta admit I don’t love to face. But I take heart from the wisdom of my child self who regarded this all with very different eyes.

From Stress To Surge: Tips to Get It Going: A FREE Call with Vicki Dello Joio, speaker, performer and teacher. Integrating over 40 years of Chi Kung practice with other martial arts as well as her work in Yoga, Feldenkreis, physical fitness and theater, Vicki has developed a dynamic set of tools to increase awareness, transform obstacles into opportunities and enhance creative potential. Book: The Way of Joy, CD: Short Meditations for a Busy Life.