Have no fear of man.
Let me share with you a story – a mental health reminder to accomplish that slogan.
I trembled. Perspiring. My anxiety panic was electric.
The speech I delivered before thousands that morning. I stood at the podium, facing rows and rows of people. It’s where I met my fear.
I was afraid about something. Fear of being disapproved or talked about. Judged, criticized, found wanting. It’s my insecurity.
Since that tense experience, I’d to learn and practice over the years. Specifically, to calm myself and see that there was nothing to be afraid of. Really.
And here is what I learned why there’s really nothing to be afraid of.
No one that entered in that theatre space where I made my speech will get out alive! Everyone there will one day be dead.
That thought and truth has now become my constant psychological trick that tides me over the long haul of facing challenges and crises in my own life.
“I felt intimidated doc and panicked. My client was a powerful and wealthy politician. I doubted if I’ll survive my presentation to him in his office,” shared Paolo in one of our Zoom sessions.
Then he remembered the mental trick and prayer I shared with him before to keep calm: “Everyone will one day be dead.”
Including his intimidating politician client – Paolo imagined that his client would be in a coffin anyway someday after their meeting!
Paolo made it. He prayed. He survived the presentation with confidence. He even thrived with a successful closed deal.
Have no fear of man. There’s nothing to be afraid of.
“When we fear God, then we shall fear no man, no matter how high-placed he is.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“The fear of man brings a snare. But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.” – Proverbs 29:25