Saturday, February 16, 2008

Fear and Terror

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Practicing reporting events to yourself as if a circumstance you find yourself in were actually a news story and you were the roving reporter, helps to identify the fear.

Announcing exactly what your surroundings are and what's happening "on the scene" at that very moment, helps you center.

Fear is always the result of an unquestioned past imagined as a future.

If you're afraid, find the core belief and ask yourself, "Is it true that I need to be fearful in this situation? What is actually happening right now, physically? Where is my body (hands, arms, feet, legs, head)? What do I see (trees, walls, windows, sky)?"

Impersonalizing our stories gives us an opportunity to look at circumstances more objectively and determine our responses to what life brings.

Believing our untrue thoughts is a good way to scare ourselves to death.

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