39 posts categorized "Fear"

March 28, 2017

Our ‘opponents’ are our co-creators. . .

“Our ‘opponents’ are our co-creators, for they have something to give which we have not. The basis of all cooperative activity is integrated diversity.... What people often mean by getting rid of conflict is getting rid of diversity, and it is of the utmost importance that these should not be considered the same. We may wish to abolish conflict, but we cannot get rid of diversity. We must face life as it is and understand that diversity is its most essential feature... Fear of difference is dread of life itself. It is possible to conceive conflict as not necessarily a wasteful outbreak of incompatibilities, but a normal process by which socially valuable differences register themselves for the enrichment of all concerned.”

Mary Parker Follett

July 24, 2015

It is not what they do to you; it's what you do to you...

You are the creator of your own reality, and so you are not in jeopardy. You do not need to control the behavior of others in order for you to thrive. Your attention to things that you think they do that keeps you from your thriving is, in fact, what keeps you from your thriving... It is not what they do to you; it's what you do to you in fear of what you think that they will do to you.


January 22, 2015

If your past worries

"If your past worries now seem unnecessary, what about the current ones?"

Yuan Tze

April 09, 2014

All of your anxiety

All of your anxiety is because of your desire
for harmony.
Seek disharmony
and you will gain peace.


January 19, 2010

Do not be anxious about tomorrow...

"Do not be anxious about tomorrow; tomorrow will look after itself."

The Bible

Worry never robs tomorrow....

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength."

A.J. Cronin

January 11, 2010

Worry gives a small thing

"Worry gives a small thing a big shadow."

Swedish proverb

December 10, 2009

I have often been afraid

I have often been afraid, but I would not give in to it.  I made myself act as though I was not afraid and gradually my fear disappeared.
Theodore Roosevelt

August 05, 2009


"Fear = Face Everything And Respond"

Kerri Moon

Worrying is using your imagination

"Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want."