Do you feel like your fears are holding you back? Could you use some more courage in your life?
More and more people are choosing to take their lives back by incorporating thrilling “risk-taking” activities such as firewalking, glass-walking, steel bar bending, and more. If you’ve been on the fence and you’re not sure whether or not that would work for you, why not take the plunge and give it a shot?
We’re here to discuss how firewalking for fear can help you build the courage and strength that you need to face life head-on. Read on to learn more.
Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
Have you heard of limiting beliefs? Limiting beliefs are key contributors to fear and anxiety. You can overcome them.
A limiting belief is a thought or opinion that one believes is the absolute truth (even if it isn’t). Limiting beliefs can be self-fulfilling prophecies.
For example, saying that “I’m too shy to do improv” may limit your growth in that area. If you think that you’re too shy, you’re never going to try it. Sure, you might be too shy now, but by refusing to face that problem because of your limiting belief, you’re creating your own limitation.
Consider how this applies to firewalking. When you look at the hot embers, it’s normal for your first thought to be “I can’t do this” or “It’s too hot.” As a result, you don’t do it.
When you’re challenged to overcome those beliefs and do it anyway, you’ll find a new kind of freedom on the other side.
Facing Danger (In a Safe Environment)
There aren’t many situations in which the modern human interacts with danger. When danger occurs, the fight or flight response is activated, and most people flee for self-preservation.
This is a natural and healthy response to fear, but it won’t help you progress as a person.
When you firewalk, you get the opportunity to face perceived danger head-on in an environment that you know is safe and supportive. You’ll still feel the adrenaline rush, but knowing that there are people on your side will help you push through and do it anyway.
Won’t that make you feel powerful?
How Metaphors Impact The Mind
So why does this matter? How can firewalking translate into your day-to-day life? It’s not like you spend a lot of time walking on fire while you’re facing challenges at work or in interpersonal relationships, right?
Firewalking is a physical metaphor for the challenges and fears that you face every day. You can translate that experience and apply it wherever you need it.
If you can walk on fire, is trying a new hobby still so scary? Is it still impossible for you to stand up for yourself at work, or set boundaries in your relationships?
Yes, firewalking is a unique experience, but it’s one that will teach you things that you’ll take home with you.
Firewalking For Fear Will Change Your Life
Firewalking for fear will help you face everyday challenges and fears. You’ll learn how strong and capable you are, and you’ll emerge from the challenge feeling renewed and ready to take on the rest of your life.
Are you ready to take control of your fears?
At F.I.R.E., we aim to help people grow through firewalking, board breaking, and more. Overcoming fears starts with a shift in thinking, and we want to help you make that shift.
Contact us to learn more, start firewalking instructor training, or start your journey today.