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Don’t hide from your fears.
Conquer the Fears Lurking in the Dark Corners of Your Mind
‘Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light.’ – Dorothy Thompson
Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter.
I was reading Confessions of a Shopaholic recently and ran across a passage that struck a chord with me … the main character is avoiding thinking about increasingly urgent letters from banks and creditors, trying to push these worries out of her mind:
‘I’m well aware that at the back of my mind, thumping quietly like a drumbeat, are the twin horrors of Guilt and Panic.
‘Guilt Guilt Guilt Guilt.
‘Panic Panic Panic Panic.
‘If I let them, they’d swoop in and take over. I’d feel completely paralyzed with misery and fear. So the trick I’ve learned is simply not to listen. My mind is very well trained like that.’
This passage struck a chord because I’ve been ther”

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February 10, 2009 at 2:53 pm

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