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I am working on a talk that I am giving this weekend at a women's retreat for my church and I thought that you might enjoy a bit of a preview!  Every single one of us has this wonderful gift -- FEAR!  I have to give credit to this thought process to Gavin de Becker and his book, The Gift of Fear.  However, I have done other research and would like to share a bit of it with you.

Why do I feel that we should not hire that nice babysitter? Why does that guy make me want to move away from him? A stranger helps carry a woman's groceries. Is he a good Samaritan or is he after something else?

The word fear can have several different things: terror; dread; panic; alarm; reverence and respect.  Most of us would associate the word with the meaning that it is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.  It is often associated with the release of adrenaline and other bio-chemicals that can lead us to either fight, flee, or freeze.  This is an amazing ability and when we train to understand our body's natural response to stress, then we can learn to utilize fear to move us into action.

Our brain is so wonderfully made that it picks up on subtleties on a subconscious level that our conscious thinking interprets as emotion.  So, when our subconscious sees abnormalities in our normal life, then it send the signal to our conscious brain that something needs to happen.  This can be interpreted as fear. Trust that instinct!

THIS is why some people give us the creeps.  THIS is why we feel weird about that very nice babysitter.  THIS is how you determine whether the guy is a good Samaritan or if he's after something else. I personally love to see the best in people and think the best of others, but I am learning more and more to trust that beautiful gift!

If you attending the retreat this weekend, you will hear so much more and have the opportunity to train with me. If you are not attending the retreat, then you are more than welcome to come and train in the gym!  I am always spouting out stuff I have learned over the years! -- Dan



03/06/2017 6:58am

Nowadays, fear seems to be a normal feeling. Almost every day I feel it. I always feel it towards others. Why? I think because I don't know how to fight or to take care of myself. I don't have any knowledge about physical combat or what. I think that if I learned how to fight for myself, my fear towards other will lessen. I hope that someday, I can learn from you because you seems very knowledgeable about it.

Fear is a natural feeling that can be felt by everyone. It may be brought out of terror, panic and lot more things. We immediately think that fear is a negative emotion but it's not. Sometimes, we can feel fear for other people because we love and respect them. Whatever the reason why we have this, we should not let it stop us from facing our problems. We can overcome fear once we accept it as part of us and simply acting on it, little by little.

07/05/2017 9:32am

Fear is just a matter of our mind. It is thinking or worrying about something that hasn't taken place yet. It is just made up by our mind. We cannot always get rid of our fears because it is inevitable. All we can do is control it and not let it dominate us. We are bigger than our fears. We must remember that.

What fear got to do with it? The answer is none. Fear is nothing if you have God in your life.Just keep doing what you love without letting fear consume you. Fear is just in your mind so don't let fear defeat you. Cast away fears in your heart and let the love, passion and determination be inside it.

anna marissa
07/05/2017 9:31am

what do you mean?

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