Riding on the subway this morning, I was listening to a new album which I recently downloaded. As strange as it sounds, I often have some of my most relaxing and thought provoking times while listening to music, by myself, and in public transportation scenarios. This time was no different.
A line from the song “Friendly Fire” by Leagues caught my attention.
“Fear only talks to those who listen”
This line stopped me dead in the midst of my fluttering thoughts and prayers, as the train raced through the black of the underground tunnel we were in. The issue of fear has been on my mind since that moment.
Fear is a part of all of our lives. We learn it early. It can be good. It keeps us from running out in the middle of traffic or from touching a hot stove. Sometimes fear is good, but most of the time it is toxic.
Fear cripples us from moving out in faith and in life. It keeps us from making career moves that would be a better fit, both for ourselves and the world around us. Fear keeps us from having conversations with loved ones that we know we need to have. Fear keeps us from taking needed risks in order