Dear Friends As I look about on the community each day, I see we have so many visitors, and so few posts. Which leads me to create this thread. If you are "too shy" to post a reply to a comment that is OK, you can visit and read the posts each day, like them, bookmark them, and create friendships with other community members that you can message.
But I urge you to participate in our community. Your feedback will help us to grow and our community will be better and better with your help.
Don't worry - we do not allow negative trash talk here on SGN. This is our Sacred Space where all folk are welcome. This is a No-Hate Zone! All the holy texts agree that there is the spark of creation glowing wihtin each of us. SGN is the place to allow that spark to kindle and shine.
Shyness is a choice. It does take courage to overcome it --but I sorta think you wouldn't be anywhere near this website if you didn't have courage. So just decide to do it. Making a decision is the one essential precursor for all manifestation! Mikaya
Yes, Michelle, that is a very important point about courage! The emotions that we feel at any given time may seem to arise without our intention, without any decision on our part, but we can decide how much we are going to allow ourselves to be affected by an emotion. It takes a certain amount of practice to do that, but it is perfectly possible.
Many of my friends think of me as fearless because I do things that they are afraid to do. But in truth I am very familiar with fear, and have been from a young age when I was molested, and thought I was going to die (please do not feel sorry that happened to me -- it was a crash course in learning about "right use of power" and although I wouldn't wish it on anyone, I am very grateful now for that lesson). I was terrified -- and then I was still alive in the morning and everything went on as normal. I learned that I do not have to be motivated by fear -- I can step back into a place of rational thinking and decide that to walk through life with courage instead. Sometimes I don't do something because I am afraid -- and sometimes I do something even though I am afraid.
Well said mikaya. Thank you for sharing a small piece of your life lessons with us! Sometimes just knowing that another person has found their strength in such tragedy, is all it takes to inspire courage.