Depression: Through the Pain

You CAN make it through the pain.

Facing Fear

on August 8, 2013

Hello, my friend!

Do you ever feel fearful?  Why is it that fear often accompanies depression?  Fear of the future, fear of trying something new.  Fear of going outdoors or fear of being in a group of people.  You know it’s just an emotion, right?  It’s just an emotion, like sadness or happiness.  We imagine it as a big scary monster that must be avoided.   When confronted by fear, we feel we must submit to its whim. 


Why must you submit to its whim?

Throw open the door to face fear, and what are you actually going to see?  Nothing bigger than an ant.  It’s a nothing.  The more you face fear, the smaller it gets.  Watch it turn tail and run as you stand up to it.

Go ahead.  Think of something that frightens you, and make a point of facing it down this week.   Fear won’t have as much power over you next time.  Pretty soon you’ll feel you’ve got the world by the tail and can honestly say that very little in this life scares you.

Until next time.

Blessings, Elizabeth

*** If you are new to this blog, it is best to start by reading “About” and the first entry that was posted on May 13, 2013.  Then read each consecutive entry, one per day.  Welcome!


One response to “Facing Fear

  1. wonderful advice for all of us who harbor real as well as the unrealistic fears…..thank you

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