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  • feedwordpress 14:51:34 on 2016/06/27 Permalink
    Tags: , , fear, self-defense, violence, worry   

    See Fear as a Friend & Worry as Self-Harassment 

    “Whenever you’ve felt profound fear, it was usually linked to the presence of danger, imminent pain or death, said security firm founder and author of the classic book, The Gift of Fear, Gavin DeBecker. In a National Public Radio interview he said, “When you feel fear, try to ‘link’ it back to a past situation where the feeling that was similar to see if your fear is, in fact, justified.” Honing this ability may not protect us from some kinds of acts of violence such as the Orlando shooting, or the horrific, perpetual shootings and executions in Syria. Yet it can…
  • feedwordpress 00:19:18 on 2016/02/04 Permalink
    Tags: Andrew Stanton, Drew Carey, fear, , Mario Quomo, , meeting planner, , Speaker/Audience, , Teach,   

    What’s The Lesson in The Story You Tell? 

    She’d been fidgeting for some while. Suddenly, she turned and started talking to me.  For two hours we’d sat silently, side-by-side at the airport gate, waiting for our small commuter airplane. Leaning on the narrow metal armrest that divided our hard seats, she looked hesitant yet determined. “Now I need to be brave for my father. I’m not sure I know how.  I’ve always leaned on him for help, you see,” she nodded briefly at the man across from us. “We haven’t been on a plane since we flew here from Bogota last November.  My professor advised us to leave…
  • nmw 19:07:09 on 2015/04/21 Permalink
    Tags: afraid, dispassionate, expect, expectation, expectations, fear, hope, , , passionate, reason, reasonable, subversion, subversive, unreasonable   

    From Bliss to Bitch — and Back 

    Passion has an edge of war. It points to what we want so much that we’re afraid to want it. The ambiguity of hope. The fear of not getting. The fear of getting.


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