Alicia Keys Is Encouraging Fans to Speak Their Fears: "May You Tap Into Your Inner Warrior"
Alicia Keys just turned watching cartoons into a lesson on manifesting peace and channeling your inner warrior, and we are totally here for it. In a video shared to her Instagram account on Monday, Alicia explained that while watching The Legend of Korra — a spinoff of Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender series — with her son Egypt, she came to an important realization. "There's this moment when Korra is feeling a lot of fear and anxiety and she feels nervous about really stepping into her warrior power," Alicia said. "So her father says you have to talk about your fear because if you just keep it in, you're not going to really be able to figure out how to use it and how to create what you want from it."
As someone who's accustomed to speaking optimism into the world and avoiding her fears so as not to give them too much attention, Alicia was blown away by the revelation. "Even if I'm feeling kind of negative, or if I'm feeling insecure, if I'm feeling vulnerable, I will continue to speak the optimism, thinking that if I speak it, it's going to come . . . but then I realized, 'Wow! There's also power in speaking your fears,'" she said.
Alicia added that speaking on your feels is a powerful healing method, and encouraged fans to acknowledge their fears in order to become stronger mentally and emotionally. "You can use that [fear] to get to know yourself better and to transform it and change it and then become the warrior — tap into the warrior, the calling that's in you already, like Korra," Alicia said. "May you tap into your inner warrior, speak on your fears, and may we all become fearless." Watch Alicia's full video about speaking your inner fears ahead.