I’ve been working the last few weeks on the content for my call this Saturday, (May 19th, 1012) on Coffee with Soul Chat (among many other things lol)
The topic I’m speaking to is Living Fearlessly. I know it’s a big topic but I think I’ve got a terrific angle to approach it from and to get people thinking and talking.
To help the process along, I’ve been gathering my thoughts and was looking for a couple of really powerful quotes around fear.
What I found was people have really been talking about fear! This is terrific news! When we begin to look at this emotion deeper we can soon enough begin to master it. Still, I have to share with you, my wonderful readers, something that gave me a bit of a laugh and pause for thought.
So many acronyms for FEAR! Wow. A few of them didn’t really make sense to me and seemed to be trying really hard and most I’ve heard somewhere before but still, when looked at together it’s kind of fun and eye-opening.
Take a look!
- False Expectations Appearing Real
- Future Events Appearing Real
- False Emotions Appearing Real
- Finding Excuses & Reasons
- Failure Expected And Received
- Frantic Effort to Avoid Reality
and my personal favorite because it made me laugh and feel a bit sheepish all at the same time (it was after all, a rather familiar feeling)
- F*** Everything And Run!
Now I don’t advocate running away from your problems unless of course you are getting out-of-the-way of say…a speeding car.
There is a lot of truth to some of those acronyms in how we approach fear. Fear does seem to sneak into many different parts of our world, in a surprising variety of ways.
Recognizing this emotion for what it is might just lead you to the last of my little acronyms.
Feeling Excited And Ready!
Living Fearlessly, as I’ve discovered, doesn’t mean having no fear at all. It just means having the skills and perspective to deal with it in a way that we can go after what we want and need anyway. Life seems to begin exploding with opportunity once we learn to live in spite of and with our fear.
So, any fun acronyms to add?
EDIT: My call (the one I talked about in this article) was recorded and the recording is available for you to listen to. Click the audio tab at the top of this page or go here