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Old 12-11-2007, 05:39 PM
 
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I'm going to start a thread on this.
Why? Because it's a condition that the human race suffers from - no - not all of us, but at least 50%.
Where does it come from?
When are you in fear?
What tools do you use to 'overcome' fear?
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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I fear alot of things...gosh where to begin.
Fear of WW3
Fear of losing a loved one
Fear of cancer
Fear of Death
Fear of Hell if it exists.

Tools to rid the fear of these? Gosh...knowing that some things are not in my control...in no one control and that is just how life is..maybe acceptance of it and trying to focus on what is good, kind and wonderful bout the world while here...making life as happy and content for us and those around me as i can..

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Old 12-12-2007, 12:45 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I've learned to trust my fear, because it taught me a lot about myself.
If I did not fear I would be someone who has nothing to lose, and people who have nothing to loose are often very depressed or emotionally numb, which could turn them into insensitive individuals.
So I rather feel fear than feel nothing at all.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:32 AM
 
Location: ~~In my mind~~
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One of my biggest fears is Global Warming and the condition we are leaving the world in for our children. Really, it keeps me up nights. My other fear is that I wont ever be panic attack free, and that my kids will end up as I am, with panic disorder.

The tools I use to help me...hmm. Well our family does as much as we can to help the environmet, but it might be too little too late, and if others dont step up to the plate, then it really doesnt matter.

As far as the panic disorder, I read my books and try to do my breathing exercises, try to go for a walk, which isnt always easy for me.

I could name 20 fears I have, but what good would it do? The ones I listed are the ones that I worry about the most
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:56 AM
 
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I fear many of the same things as Seaharbour except that I don't believe in a literal hell, nor do I fear a WWIII. The fear of losing a loved one is very high, and what comes with that is the fear of being alone in some ways. Having friends is a plus there, but isn't as big of a plus that I would wish them to be.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The Gift of Fear is a very good book...the author of the book escapes me now.

Like someone said here, Fear is our internal warning system and the book describes how if we ignore that feelings, it can cost us our lives, I highly reccomend the book.

Not sure hell exist or not Jessaka...I hope not! Some days I do, some days I don't...I know...strange!
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:00 AM
 
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I saw the book The Gift of Fear. It is a good warning system, but if a person thinks about death daily or other things it can be unhealthy. So I try to not think about these things, but they are always there in the back of my mind.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:03 AM
 
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Everybody has fears. The people who have courage are the ones who are able to face them and go on with their lives.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:07 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self discipline".
Through the power of God I am able to overcome any fear I have.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self discipline".
Through the power of God I am able to overcome any fear I have.
Thats some great scripture right there!

My fears? Fear of the ocean, flying, heights.
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