July 17, 2014
Deepen relationships by asking questions
about managing emotions.
I once saw a cartoon that showed two bears in a forest. One bear turns to the other and says: “It’s the lions and tigers that scare me.” We all have something that scares us.
This post explores how fear helps you and how sometimes it just gets in your way.
It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.
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That fear of missing out on things makes you miss out on everything. Keeps you from reality.
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I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown, and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back, turn back, you’ll die if you venture too far.
Now look at the questions below and share this post with a friend.
|Suggested Method for Exploring Questions About Managing Emotions
Questions on How You Are Able to Manage Fear
What is my greatest fear?
Would others consider it reasonable?
What do I do when I am afraid or feel threatened?
Does it work? Why or why not?
What happens when I look at the things that frighten me?
What can I learn from this fear?
What can I change?
When I am afraid, to what can I surrender other than my fear?
How can I remember to do that when I’m in the middle of being afraid?
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