Be Not Afraid – Day 4

December 06, 2018

I was driving to a situation that could be ugly. I called a friend. “Please talk to me,” I said. “I’m having an anxiety attack. I can hardly breathe.”

“I didn’t know you had anxiety attacks,” she said.

“Sure I do,” I said. “Doesn’t everyone feel afraid?”

Inventory Focus: What is the bravest thing you’ve ever done? Remember, bravery isn’t the absence of fear. Bravery is when you act even though you feel afraid. Maybe you could be a little more tolerant of others and yourself. Instead of proclaiming, “No fear,” you can be vulnerable enough to tell yourself and someone else what frightens you.

From the book: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact

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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.

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