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Fear is the absence of faith.
--Paul Tillich

We all experience fear. Sometimes we fear small things that only seem large at the time, like a test in school, or meeting a new boss, or going to the dentist. Sometimes we fear big things like serious illness or death, or that someone we love will come to harm. Fear is healthy, and we all feel it. It keeps us from doing foolish things sometimes, but too much fear can also keep us from doing what we need for our growth.

If we have faith in God and in ourselves, we can turn and face whatever frightens us, believing we can, with help, do what seems impossible. And we will, and the fear will vanish. The important first step in dealing with fear is to take action--either by tackling what we fear ourselves, or by asking for help. Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.

What am I most afraid of?


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it took me a long time to get with the fact that it was all base rooted with fear-when i was doing my fourth step.  i had clouded it with so many things.  but when i did have that ahh moment it became so clear that i had been running on impluse and not awareness.  it is an emotion that i had to come to terms with in order for me to deal with life on lifes terms.  that is when i found my humaness and where i was right sized within my head.  then the program started to work for me.   the basics are so importiant to remember. that is why i love the first 6 months of the year.

with him all things are possible
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