Monday, June 6, 2016

Putting Fear in Its Place



In our culture, where it seems everything is not as it seems, it helps to see things for what they really are. This quote caught my attention. Maybe it’s because fear is such a universal feeling, so pervasive and potentially destructive. Or debilitating. Or it could be because of the poignant visual it conjures.

Fear, at first creeping up the spine, then shaking to the ground. Until eventually you’re able to stare hard at the shiny splinters of what attempted to pierce—prevent.

Whenever I’m gripped by a certain fear it helps to reflect upon what I can control. And what I can’t. It helps to seize perspective.


What helps you when fear starts up your back?

4 comments:

  1. I have learned one thing: when fear comes in, faith leaves. So I am careful to let it come too close...

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    1. Profound, Marja! I'll be thinking about this all day today.

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  2. Wendy: When I think I am going to be fearful about something, I start praying. Could you please explain the graphic you used for this post? I have tried to figure it out and can't.

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    1. The best resource. And yes, it's a woman hunched over. In particular, I liked how you could see her spine clearly.

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