“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
― Frank Herbert, Dune
It is interesting that these words “ Be Not Afraid” were the first words out of the mouths of angels to the shepherds.
Have you ever felt guided into a new area of life that makes you uncomfortable, even turns your world upside-down? Or has change ever hit you like a 2 x 4 — maybe a major change in job, finances, relationship or health?
It’s easy to argue with the admonition not to be afraid.
Have you ever looked up and said…“Are you kidding? Do you know what’s going on down here? Dysfunctional government. Climate change. People getting shot. Protesters for every conceivable issue.”
Add your own personal fears here _______________…
For example, during the holidays I’m finding it a bit more challenging these days remaining positive and such with all the negative news out there.
But here’s the thing, if we want more good in our lives one has to shift and make room for it.
The problem in these days is that it seems fear is so much more encompassing and prevalent than that of joy and happiness.
Let’s work hard this next year at bringing more joy and happiness into the world and let’s leave the negative news behind.
There is so much good that we could share with so many people that need to hear the good news.
My wish is that all of us have an incredible holidays and that we make a concerted effort in bringing joy into the world and leave behind the bad news.