Category Archive: Fear

Fear, Courage

Jan
28

Fear and Isolation

...attempting the mastery of fear is useless. In fact, it asserts the power of fear by the very assumption that it need be mastered. The true resolution rests entirely on mastery through love.
-Foundation for Inner Peace
A Course In Miracles

Uniqueness is inherently human. Each of us contains a unique character, and perhaps more significantly, a unique perception of the world around us. This uniqueness seems to make it impossible to relate with another person entirely. When we allow ourselves to be immersed in love with another or with God, we give up a little …

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Jan
16

Forgiving Mistakes of the Past

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
-Alexander Pope

The past is gone. But, it is a piece of the experience that defines who we are today. All fear, stress and regret come from the past. We can be free of them entirely by choosing to live in this moment. In this moment, life is simpler, mistakes are less devastating, work is more productive …

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Dec
18

Struggling with Expectations

A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how."
-Viktor Frankl

This is the sixth post in a series expanding on 20 Things I Learned from My Toddler. You can fit a lot more commitments in your life than you think. As a full-time college student several years ago, I remember how busy my life was and couldn’t imagine fitting more responsibilities into my life. However, …

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Dec
05

8 Signs that You Are Not Failing Enough

My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.
-Mahatma Gandhi

8 Signs that You are Not Failing Enough Failure and success go hand-in-hand. Like most people, risking failure doesn’t come naturally to me. Yet it has never lead to regret. In fact, all significant accomplishments in my life have come from taking risks and often failing. Here are the warning signs of a lack of …

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Oct
25

Lonely in a Crowd

Remember we're all in this alone.
-Lily Tomlin

Jean Browman at cheerfulmonk.com wrote a post earlier this week, At Home in the Universe, in which she writes about the feeling of loneliness that some of us can feel sometimes and fears that go along with feeling alone. She has opened up a discussion on this topic and has asked several bloggers, including myself, …

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Oct
10

Facing Fears for Motivation

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
-Dale Carnegie

For many of us, successfully meeting goals can be scary. Any goals we achieve will result in some change in life. What if the change is not what we really want? What if we can’t handle the change? What if we make sacrifices and do not receive the benefits we expect? Many of these what …

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Sep
22

Web Authors Who Inspire Me V

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Fear has been a major theme in many of the conversations that I have had this week as well as the posts that I have found inspiring. Here are some posts from the past week that I have found inspiring: John Wesley at Pick the Brain posted Inspiration: Terminally Ill Professor Faces Death Without Fear, …

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