IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Monday, June 15, 2009

06.15.09

Insecurity is not objective. Rather, it is an emotional interpretation of your value unconsciously based on doubt, shame, and fear. ~Daily Om
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Today I am grateful...
  • that I reacted like a sober and sane man last night in a situation where I would have pouted for days
  • for my Higher Power doing for me what I cannot do for myself--and it happens a lot
  • to be able to sit in a meeting and see the disease spilling out all over the place and not get any on me
  • for the freedoms I enjoy as an American
  • that today really is the first day of the rest of my life

Fear is a killer. It stops the God-given spirituality in our lives from taking shape and making life enjoyable. Fear is connected with doubt--doubt of self. Low self-esteem develops along with fear and in order for confidence to develop, the fear must be faced, confronted and talked about.

Fear is not going to go away because we wish it away or hope it away or even pray it away. Fear needs to be identified, located and seen for what it is - or, as in most cases, what it isn't. Fear of people, things, tomorrow or life itself grows so long as we forge that we are creatures of God. There is nothing that cannot be faced or overcome - as long as we remain drug-free. God is on our side - but we need also to be on our side. Fear is never stronger than our spirituality. We need to bring our fear into the light; then it can be overcome. ~Fr Leo

12 comments:

Trailboss said...

Of course you acted like a sober and sane man hun, cause you are! Love you tons!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lou said...

Screw fear!

Pam said...

I love it when I react sane.

Syd said...

Great words from Fr. Leo. Fear is indeed connected with self-doubt.

Bill said...

You're probably cute when you pout, but I'm glad you didn't.

Ed G. said...

Let's hope we have enough faith and trust to let go of fear...

Blessings and aloha...

Ginnie said...

"to be able to sit in a meeting and see the disease spilling out all over the place and not get any on me".
I really needed to hear this. I nearly lost it today in a meeting and it's been hanging on...now I know that I don't have to be part of diseased thinking.

Carol said...

Insecurity, doubt and shame. I clicked on the OM link and really identified. This realization is what I'm all about this week. I've known that I'm easily paralyzed but hadn't connected it with the feelings underneath which are self-shaming attitudes. I can be much better to myself than that!!

Mary Christine said...

Reacting like a san man (or woman) is a wonderful thing.

Gwen R said...

Yes, sane reactions to some insane situations really are gratifying~

Boston said...

glad you act like a sane woman!

dailypiglet said...

you are a sober and sane man, but i know what you mean and the victory of not losing control.