Category Archive: Fear

Fear, Courage

Dec
31

Lessons Learned As A Professional Helper – My Journey

The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.
-Frederick Buechner

At 19 years old, 3 years after finding my way out of a hopeless life of drug addiction, I finally left behind my dead-end career as a short order cook and started a much more fulfilling career helping adolescents who were struggling with drugs¬†with the detox near me, legal issues and other life problems as …

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Apr
05

A Motivational Kick In The Butt

The past is gone. The future but imagined. These concerns are but defenses. Nothing more.
-A Course In Miracles

I have been running my own business for about 3 1/2 years. Starting my own business was a tremendously challenging, frightening, exciting and rewarding experience. It was an experience I almost didn’t have, though. It seems that for most of us, major life changes like this sit in our imaginations about the future. We dream …

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Mar
25

The Power Of Prayer

Through prayer, we view our wants and needs through the eyes of God. We gain consciousness of God’s presence in our lives. And, our faith strengthens.

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Feb
20

Face Fear and Overcome Loneliness

The more I look around and listen I realize that I'm not alone. We are all facing choices that define us.
-Sabrina Ward Harrison

In this series on fear, I started by talking about how fear contributes to isolation and loneliness. And that facing fear can be a challenge because it defies rational thought and disguises itself in many forms. Finally, I discussed conquering fear by exercising courage muscles on a regular basis. I’d like to wrap up this …

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Feb
18

Conquering Fear

There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you, leave it there.
-Donna A. Favors

We know that Fear Defies Reasoning and that we can not conquer our fears with rational thinking alone. Sunset over a desert mountain north of Phoenix, AZ. Instead, fear is conditioned. It is sustained by deep rooted emotions and beliefs. Because of this, the sense of relief we feel when we avoid something we fear …

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Feb
05

5 Faces of Fear

In time we hate that which we often fear.
-William Shakespeare

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, Fear Defies Reasoning, the first thing we need to do in order to conquer fear is to uncover it. Fear is illusive. It disguises itself in many ways. Here are 5 ways that fear manifests: Stress. All stress is fear. When we feel stress, we are looking at what …

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Feb
04

Fear Defies Reasoning

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
-Marcus Aurelius

Fear is the anti-inspiration. Inspiration is perpetuated by love: love of life, ourselves, each other, God, etc. And, fear is the opposite of love. If we find that inspiration is fleeting in our lives it may be that fear is robbing it from us. To face and eliminate fear is to give rise to inspiration. …

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