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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:52 PM
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What is your definition of fear?
Just curious.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:53 PM
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1. Something that I'm afraid of
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:54 PM
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2. Yeah what he said
:thumbsup:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:56 PM
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3. When I'm feeling that I have no control over something
that scares me.......

This is my definition of fear, my dear KitchenWitch.... :hug:
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:01 PM
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5. CalPeg, that is my definition precisely.
And overcoming that kind of fear is absolutely exhilarating!
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:04 PM
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7. yep, that sums it up!
:hug:
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:01 PM
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4. Being dragged by a rip tide along the jetties
I'm not kidding.
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:02 PM
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6. Watching Biden, Warner, and Lugar
Outside of Faux News studios yesterday and noticing that Faux News had a George Allen flag hanging in the window inside of the place.
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L A Woman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:07 PM
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8. A Gift from God, in many ways....
I mean...if we listen to it, it's there for a reason...usually to propel us to turn in another direction. Sometimes that means literally, as when a woman is walking alone and has a "bad feeling" about a man behind her and sometimes it comes in the different form, such as fearing being alone, which propels us to meet more people.

I believe it really is a gift, if we listen.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:20 PM
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10. I agree, Fear can be a gift sometimes, if viewed as a point of
transformation. That is, as a place from where positive change can come...as opposed to something which holds us back and keeps us stuck.

It depends on how one chooses to USE fear.

It's all about choice and perspective, in my opinion.

:hi:
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:18 PM
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9. False Evidence, Appearing Real
I can't claim that acronym as my own, but I really do like it.

I try to remember to send LIGHT to my fears, whenever they come up, and be mindful of not getting sucked into a vortex of worry and other negative emotions that bring my attention out of being fully present and in the moment.

Easier said, than done, sometimes...but that's what I strive to do.

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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:30 PM
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11. Air crash...
specifically, something like the Alaska Air crash several years ago where they lost vertical stabilization and went hurtling straight down into the ocean, spinning round and round and round.

If I'm going to die, I want it to be instant.

Those hideously, completely terrifying, unutterably monstrous minutes of screaming before I hit would be my absolute definition of terror.
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