To walk with fearless passion, you must first walk through your fear! The dictionary says fear is an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger. Many times, the emotion of fear is caused by the anticipation of something that could happen in the future. Passion is also a strong deep feeling. Passion is an irrational but irresistible motive for something that is desired intensely. To walk through the fear, you must focus on what you want that lives on the other side of your fear. The word fearless means to be free of fear, to be brave. Embracing passion will give you the courage and drive to walk through your fear.
I have a sword hanging in my office that is inscribed with the words, “Fearlessly passionate – Lori”. To me, the symbol of the sword means unconquerable courage to fight the good fight and then lay down the sword in peace. I had the honor and privilege to be included in the book, Fearless Women Fearless Wisdom. Forty extraordinary fearless women were photographed with a sword by Mary Ann Halpin, a famous Hollywood photographer. Mary Ann’s passion is to be the fearless messenger. The book is a collection of the photos and stories of how each woman walked through her fear to become fearless.
The book was published and scheduled to be released at a conference in Dallas, Texas. I received my first copy of the book the day before I was to leave for the conference. I did not know most of the women in the book but there was a special luncheon scheduled for us to meet each other in Dallas. In the busyness of getting ready for the trip, I didn’t get a chance to read the stories about each woman until I was on the plane. As I read the stories, tears came to my eyes and I was in awe of the journey traveled by each of these amazing women.
As we met and listened to each other’s story at the luncheon, a bond started to form. You could feel the energy in the room start to connect us all in a bond of sisterhood. I don’t think any of us anticipated the emotion and feelings that resulted from that initial meeting. We recognized the light and fearless inspiration in each other. It was a powerful meeting!
In the book, each one of us shared a Fearless Wisdom to give to the world. I know the fearless passion that drives me are my Fearless Wisdom words. “When you know WHO you are, you know WHAT to do.” In our fear driven world, those who know who they are and walk with fearless passion are an inspiration and light to others. We are the peaceful warriors that can change the world. A new journey waits for all who are ready. It’s time for each one of us to walk with fearless passion. The Adventure begins . . .