Be Not Afraid – Day 2
December 04, 2018
“Make a list of your fears,” a man said to his friend.
“I can’t,” his friend said. “I’m too afraid to look.”
Application: Sometimes fear warns us of impending danger, like when we’re about to get hit by a car. Other times it startles us, like when we hear a loud noise. Or it makes our heart race and our breath go away during an anxiety attack. Or it dwells beneath the surface, making us cold, restrained, controlling, or mean. Sometimes what we don’t know is what scares us. Other times our past experiences create terror. We dwell on possibilities and create fear in our mind. Fear usually feels cold and makes us tense. As soon as we recognize that fear is there, it’s time to look at it so we can find our way back to peace.
From the book: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact
About the author
In addiction and recovery circles, Melody Beattie is a household name. She is the best-selling author of numerous books.
One of Melody's more recent titles is The Grief Club, which was published in 2006. This inspirational book gives the reader an inside look at the miraculous phenomenon that occurs after loss--the being welcomed into a new "club" of sorts, a circle of people who have lived through similar grief and pain, whether it be the loss of a child, a spouse, a career, or even one's youth.