Living Our Best Life – fear

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Fear, just typing out this word makes me feel anxious. It is an emotion that I struggle with on a continuous basis.

I am sure there are many of you who live with a chronic illness 24/7 who are also in the same boat, and it is not a cruise or a party boat. Instead, it is one that you fear may sink, capsize, or may not make it to your preferred destination.

So my question for you today is, IF you experience fear, how do you handle this emotion?

As always, thank you so very much for stopping by today. I appreciate each and EVERY one of you who visit here, you are a blessing.

104 thoughts on “Living Our Best Life – fear

  1. First thing after my stroke, I felt anxious. I learned to rationalise things by telling myself that these were things I had bone many times pre-stroke, that the risk was unchanged, and so therefore the anxiety must have been caused by my perception.

    Nowadays, what’s the worst that can happen?

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  2. My Dear Wendi, my heart goes to everyone who lives with a chronic illness 24/7. I do not but I have cases in my family. It’s hard. I think getting involved in arts may help: painting, writing, etc.
    However, we all need love and understanding. I believe people who live with a chronic illness need PLENTY of love and understanding.
    Sending you blessings and hugs.

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  3. Great post! Fear is universal. Our reaction is individual. MOVEMENT always helps me let go of the fear. It doesn’t have to be long or hard. Just long enough to move out of the basement of my brain, where fear resides. I think you’ll enjoy my latest post too. Reminding myself that I am love. and enough. always helps! Andrea xo

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  4. Fear is awful.😯 This is one of my favorite fear quotes:
    “Fear is the biggest Disability of all. It will Paralyze you more than being in a Wheelchair” – Nick Vujicic.
    Love you friend and thank God for you and your prayers!!

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  5. Fear has great purpose, it keeps us alive. It asks us to move beyond a point that has us stuck, it challenges us. In fact, we can be afraid, like our first attempt at parachuting or riding big rapids. It is a life giver. But it is when it becomes a weight and we struggle to move that it begins to distort our lives, holding us back and not allowing our freedom that it keeps us stagnant.
    Now don’t get me wrong, we DO need to touch those places because some things are difficult and we need to build a courage and love to make us believe in ourselves, and it is in those big times that we achieve the one thing that nothing else can…that courage in who we are to challenge that love of ourselves. Because if we are never challenged, how then can we find them? ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  6. To me, fear is the opposite of love. If I am in fear then I am not able to be loving myself or those around me. To awfulize the future based on how much pain I am in today, or how much less walking I can do today, paints a fearful picture. It prevents me from finding the small pleasures that also arise moment by moment every day. Learning to change the fear dial to another frequency is worthwhile hard work. As someone else posted, I turn to creativity or to invest myself in helping somebody else.

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    • This is absolutely beautiful…….I never thought of fear being the opposite of love and this has given me a lot to think about. Thank you so much for stopping by to join in the discussion, I really appreciate reading your thoughts. I hope today is being good to you and yours.

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  7. 1 Are you weary, are you heavyhearted?
    Tell it to Jesus,
    Tell it to Jesus;
    Are you grieving over joys departed?
    Tell it to Jesus alone.
    Chorus:
    Tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus,
    He is a friend that’s well known;
    You’ve no other such a friend or brother,
    Tell it to Jesus alone.
    2 Do the tears flow down your cheeks unbidden?
    Tell it to Jesus,
    Tell it to Jesus;
    Have you sins that to men’s eyes are hidden?
    Tell it to Jesus alone.
    [Chorus]
    3 Do you fear the gath’ring clouds of sorrow?
    Tell it to Jesus,
    Tell it to Jesus;
    Are you anxious what shall be tomorrow?
    Tell it to Jesus alone.
    [Chorus]
    4 Are you troubled at the thought of dying?
    Tell it to Jesus,
    Tell it to Jesus;
    For Christ’s coming kingdom are you sighing?
    Tell it to Jesus alone.
    😁

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  8. I handle fear by grabbing onto my rosary beads and praying, praying, praying. I find that once I do that, a wave of calm comes over me and then I see that there really is nothing to fear. God is with me. He has done a great job so far to protect me. Why would He stop now?

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    • Cindi, thank you very much for sharing a part of your story. This is absolutely beautiful and knowing how helpful it is to you is uplifting. I love hearing others success “stories.” Prayer and meditation has always been helpful to me and I am happy to know it helps others too. I hope today is being kind to you and yours…….God bless you.

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  9. Fear strikes during the lows, when we are in pain, during a crisis and flare up. We seldom feel it during a good day.
    I try to calm myself. To remember that it will pass again and better moments are around the corner. I remind myself that it is really out of my control. I try to surrender. Acknowledge the pain but don’t hold on to it on anxiety. I tell myself that fear and anxiety will only make me worse and contribute to even more problems, that is I succumb to it, it’s a bit like sabotaging myself. This usually helps me get through.
    I wrote about last nights healing in which you appeared, and I hope many blessings are on the way to you.

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  10. I try not to fear the future, but sometimes it creeps in. My husband is disabled and there are a lot of uncertainties, of course, I think that’s the case for all of us, no one knows what the future holds. I try not to let it dictate my thoughts. I meditate a lot, and I keep a gratitude journal. It keeps me focused on what’s really important. ❤

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  11. I heard many years ago that faith and fear can’t live in the same space. I encounter fear often since I have pretty severe PTSD, but I am helped by remembering that God is never the author of fear. That only leaves one cloven footed culprit as the source of the fear! (Not naming any names!)

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  12. “it’s not a cruise or a party boat” – you are so right. Fear is a constant. Ignoring it isn’t a solution, but letting it overwhelm us isn’t either. It’s that serenity prayer – do what we can and let the rest go. So appreciate that you here Wendi, to lead the conversation so that none of us is alone.

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  13. How to handle fear is a very difficult question, Wendi. How each of us deals with fear is also linked to our personality and attitude towards life. I control fear through positivity and being kind to others. These actions help me look outside of myself and my own circumstances and helps reduce me fear.

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  14. Many struggle with fear, and 20/20 has come. To show every feared unknown, God’s love is still in the midst. Even if the fear, is unprecedented! I don’t fear anything, 52 years, God has been my heart’s firm foundation! He gave me a message, written in my last post! Be blessed!!

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  16. Thank you for sharing!.. I let my heart lead the way.. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett… 🙂

    Hope all is well in your part of the universe and you and yours are having a wonderful holiday filled with peace, love and happiness!… 🙂

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    • I love that you go to basics when you feel fear….I have also been using breathing for when I am really stressed or anxious resulting in fear – I am somewhat new at it so I still have a ways to go but it does seem to help……..great idea to remind yourself that you are safe at that moment. Thank you so much for sharing, I really appreciate your time! I hope today has been treating you well!

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