Our Biggest Fears
Knowing that others are experiencing any number of terrifying issues, fear can creep up on us as we “try on” the experience others are having. This is empathy, which makes us human. Being empathetic, however, can scare us silly.
Sometimes the best course of action is to face fear head-on. One of the best ways we gather courage to beat back the fear is by reading.
Here are a few titles to consider for your journey:
Face your fears: living with courage in an age of caution by Shmuley Boteach
Courage: overcoming fear and igniting self-confidence by Debbie Ford
You have the Power: choosing courage in a culture of fear by Frances Moore Lappé & Jeffrey Perkins
The gift of fear: survival signals that protect us from violence by Gavin De Becker
Fear Less: real truth about risk, safety and security in a time of terrorism by Gavin De Becker
Conquering fear: living boldly in an uncertain world by Harold S. Kushner
Healing through the dark emotions by Miriam Greenspan
There are courageous acts we can perform daily to transform our fears into great strengths. Fear is just the beginning!
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