Does fear control your life?

FEAR.

What do you think of when you hear that word?

From the time I was a small child fear was my constant companion. It hindered me in every way. Sometimes it got pushed aside but rarely did it let go. It has taken years for me to begin living without it taking over, and even yet I struggle against its seemed power in my life. I have come to believe that when fear is not of value it is a choice to be made.

FEAR IS A CHOICE.

Without going into a lot of personal grief about things not necessary to mention at this time, I want to direct you instead to an excellent post I found. Titled “Is Fear Driving You Forward or Dragging You Under?” it was written by Kristen Lamb  <—- so please take a few minutes to go there (just click on her name) and read it. She says it so well.

E. E. Cummings said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

I’m still working on that. How about you?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

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8 responses to “Does fear control your life?

  1. What a great piece of wisdom, Lynn. A choice to be made. I’m going to remember that! Thank you.

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    • Sue, I realized today that is what I have been doing to function above the fear. Choosing. Whenever I am faced with something that intimidates me I can either back down, or take that needed breath and go for it. Choice. Beat down the fear and eventually it will be ineffective in that one thing. Then another. Then another. All through choice. Sometimes I can do it, other times not so much, but I haven’t quit yet. 🙂

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  2. Hi Lynn! I decided at the beginning of the year I needed to admit my feelings as a caregiver. I’ve been working through them on my new site as well as explaining our life story and our dealings with the VA. Last week’s post was all about fear. If you care to read it, it’s at http://caringforaveteran.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/fear/

    I do hope you are doing well. I haven’t seen you in a very long while and I think of you often. I’ve had my own caregiving struggles. Even had an emotional breakdown over the holidays. I’m working my way back up to the positives…so if you need anything, please let me know. ❤

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    • LadyJai, it’s so good to see you! I think of you often, too. My Google Talk thingie is ornery or I would be on there; I have to figure the thing out all over again.
      I’m very sorry you are having such a difficult time. I know it is very different when caregiving is for a spouse. I will definitely check out your post, and I hope anyone who reads these comments does the same.
      Thanks so much for letting me know you pop in now and again.
      Love and Blessings.

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  3. Well said. I’ll keep this in mind. 🙂

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  4. Well said, Lynn. I keep hoping if we make this choice often enough (about fear or about whatever tries to pull us down) our “good choice muscles” will get stronger, and the fear etc will get weaker. It’s comforting to know we aren’t unique in our struggles even if the circumstances are unique.

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