Subject: FEAR: Own It; Walk Through It; Lighten It Up
Welcome to Celebrating the Journey!
Thursday, August 10, 2000
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Welcome Notes
2. FEAR: Own It; Walk Through It; Lighten It Up
1. Welcome Notes
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2. Goodies For The Journey
FEAR: Own It, Walk Through It, Lighten It Up
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest
fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our
light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
Concentrate on where you want to go, not on what you
Here are the responses to my inquiry for phrases for
which the word FEAR can be an acronym. Some are
descriptions of the word itself and some ways to get
beyond it. I include the author of each. Contact them and
let them know how you like their creativity
Freaky Energy Affecting Reality
Funky Emotions Antagonizing Rationality
from Buddy at mailto:email@example.com
Face, Erase, And Replace!
from Kathryn at mailto:Katsevdes@aol.com
Fun Experiences Are Real
Feast Eyes Around Roses
Funny Eyes Always Reward
from Richard at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Every Arbitrary Reason…not to do what you want to
Feel Every Awful Remembrance
Flee Escape Avoid Reality
from Jaime at mailto:email@example.com
Thanks to you all for these creative contributions!
Do you have a fear of sounding stupid? Don’t worry.
Some very famous people have already beat you to it!
“It’s no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go
one way or another.”
George Bush, US President
“I have opinions of my own — strong opinions — but I
don’t always agree with them.
George Bush, US President
“Not only is he ambidextrous, but he can throw with
Duffy Daugherty, football coach and sports analyst
“We’ve got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean
air do we need?”
“Please provide the date of your death.”
from an IRS letter
“We are sorry to announce that Mr. Albert Brown has
been quite unwell, owing to his recent death, and is taking
a short holiday to recover.”
“Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season.
One work and one word only: Super Bowl.”
Bill Peterson, football coach
“Be sure and put some of those neutrons on it.
Mike Smith, Baseball pitcher, ordering a salad at a
“The word “genius” isn’t applicable in football. A genius
is a guy like Norman Einstein.”
Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback and sports
“Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost
Ivana Trump, upon finishing her first novel
“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”
“If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your
“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
“I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix.”
“Traditionally, most of Australia’s imports come from
“We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.”
“Your food stamps will be stopped because we received
notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may
reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.”
Dept. of Social Services, Greenville, SC
These giggles came from TIP’s, the weekly ezine published
by Dr. Philip Humbert. TIP’s is the best ezine I’ve ever
seen. I highly encourage to take a look at it. You can do
that as well as see lots of other great resources be visiting
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence
automatically liberates others.
The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes
strangers of people who should be friends.
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get
over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And
a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony,
health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt,
anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy
signal – and soon they’ll forget my number.
Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
Many “experts” say that the biggest, if not the only,
roadblock in life is FEAR. If we can understand the
dynamics of fear and how it controls us, we can break free
from its confines and truly begin to enjoy life and all it has
Jeffers begins by talking about that “Chatterbox” inside our
heads which holds us back and tells us that we can’t do
this or that, etc. Often times, our chatterbox is made up of
people’s voices that have had an impact on our lives –
such as family and bosses. Understanding those inner
conflicts within our sub-conscious mind, can help us to
challenge negative thinking.
Jeffers advocates positive self-talk, visualization, and
positive energy fields as tools to overcome those negative
thoughts that have invaded our sub-conscious over our
This book is a classic for “pop-psychology”, and a must
read to understand the dynamics of what holds us back
from getting what we truly want in life. Order it for only
$11.65 by clicking
Feel The Fear…And Beyond: Mastering The Techniques
For Doing It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
At last, step-by-step guidance and concrete exercises that
tailor the Feel the Fear program to the demands of your
busy life! With her phenomenal bestseller Feel the Fear
and Do It Anyway, renowned author Susan Jeffers has
helped millions of people overcome their fears and move
forward in their lives with confidence, action, and love.
Now in this new work, Dr. Jeffers takes us by the hand
and gives us step-by-step examples that help us to
incorporate her profound insights into our daily lives.
Tailored for both individual and group use–including an
invaluable 30-Day Power Planner–Feel the Fear . . . and
Beyond offers simple yet effective techniques for handling
whatever life brings us in a strong and life-affirming way.
This empowering book shows you how to
Identify and conquer the one deep, abiding fear that
runs your life
Get in touch with the most loving part of who you are
Let go of the victim mentality that pulls away all your
Confront new situations with confidence and love
Open your eyes to the abundance
And much more! Fear may be part of our lives–but we
can stop it from dominating us. In Feel the Fear . . . and
Beyond, Dr. Jeffers helps us work through our worries and
anxieties, and achieve the blessings of fulfillment, love,
gratitude, and inner strength.
Order it here for $11.65
I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How
To Discover What You Really Want and How To Get It by
This is perhaps one of the most innovative and insightful
books to come along in ages. Barbara Sher takes you on a
journey through your life and helps you to recognize
those inner voices that tell you not to be successful or
happy. According to Barbara, we don’t fear failure, we fear
success. Agreed! Fear is something that we avoid, so you
think that we would avoid failure, but amazingly, we
have plenty of it, and not as much success as we would
like. We actually avoid success and create self defeating
behaviors that hinder our success because we fear what
comes with that success.
Barbara takes you through a series of profiles to help you
identify what your defeatist attitude is, and offers practical
suggestions to help you overcome your self-imposed
challenges. If you are unsure what you want to do in life,
Sher believes that you just need to untap what it is –
because you do know, you just can’t admit it to yourself
because of fear.
If you want to make some positive changes in your life,
read this book – it is highly recommended and easily order
for $11.65 by clicking
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
Fear is excitement without breath.
We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
The happiest people I know are the ones who have
learned how to hold everything loosely and have given
the worrisome, stress-filled, fearful details of their lives
into God’s keeping.
Charles R. Swindoll
Do you fear the end of the world? Let your fear turn to
giggles with the following which came, again, from Phil
Humbert, this time through his friend, Bob Armstrong.
Reporting The End Of The World
When the end of the world arrives, how will the media
The Wall Street Journal:
DOW JONES PLUMMETS AS WORLD ENDS
O.J. AND NICOLE TOGETHER AGAIN
Microsoft Systems Journal:
APPLE LOSES MARKET SHARE
Victoria’s Secret Catalog:
OUR FINAL SALE
THE LAST NEW THING
THE GRATEFUL DEAD REUNION TOUR
HOW WILL THE EXTINCTION OF ALL LIFE AS WE
KNOW IT AFFECT THE WAY WE VIEW THE COSMOS?
DEATH AND DAMNATION: NIELSON RATINGS
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Give yourself the gift of facing your fears and laughing
them away this week
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