"Have you ever asked yourself which occupies more of your time - fear or worry? Perhaps fear is best described as our anticipation of danger, while worry is our daily encounter with it. Let us embark on our journey of discovering why we have this dark side of our person that overpowers so much good that we never get to enjoy..."
REVIEWS - What Members Have to Say:
Dana: One of my favorite quotes in the world is by Franklin D. Roosevelt, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” He said this in his first inaugural address in the midst of WWII. I am attracted to this quote because I feel that fear holds me back from enjoying a full, successful life. The good news is that I am aware of it and I’m learning to conquer those fears, partially because of what I learned in the Fear and Worry booklet. When I first found WFS and browsed the literature offerings, the Fear and Worry booklet jumped right out. Jean describes the difference between fear and worry and the roles they play in our emotions and actions (or inaction). Statement #2 (“Negative thoughts destroy only myself”) and Statement #4 (“Problems bother me only to the degree I permit them to”) are the headliners in this booklet. But, as you may have noticed while reading Jean’s literature, all 13 Statements are connected in some way or another. She offers suggestions on ways we can reduce the fears and the worries. With practice, these may help calm our mind and reduce the urge to escape. It is that urge to escape (from the fear and the worry) that led me to drink. Fortunately, now I know how to resist these negative emotions in a healthy way (or, at least I’m learning to).
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