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Overcoming Fear

Fear Attracts Its Object (Hope Does Too)

If you are afraid of something, you give it power over you. Moroccan Saying One intriguing fact of life is how we can envelop ourselves in failure by trying to avoid it. We’ve heard that fear is right up there with love in its intensity and all-consuming effects. And the Lemurian Philosophy goes so far…

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How Illness Helped Me

Just when everything finally seemed to be in place in my life – a wonderful wife and family, my medical career where I wanted it to be, the good health to enjoy it all – I got a headache over my left eye. I’d never had headaches. An eye exam was normal, yet I had to…

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Standing Up To My Father

One of the hardest things I ever did was standing up to my father and telling him he could not stay in my home. I’d thought of courage as brave acts. But I came to see it as overcoming the fear of looking bad in others’ eyes. After I married, Dad asked if he could stay…

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Power of Thoughts – for Better or Worse

After years of tranquility in my apartment, I thought I knew something about the power of thoughts to create the environment we want. But just then, I began to experience the insidious intrusion of fear and insecurity. Someone seemed intent on making trouble for me and the accusations were making my life miserable. The trouble…

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Stuck and Frozen by Fear

When our running club scheduled a trail run, it sounded like fun. I suspected it would cover some rough ground, maybe even a stream or two, but this unsuspecting runner was totally unprepared for bogs or the possibility of being stuck and frozen by fear. I was ready for a hard race, but when we…

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Posted on: January 30, 2016
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