“He could see nothing but the reflection of the bubbles from the hose and the dark, lifeless eye of the Great White behind it.”
Your focus on the impermanent.
Do the hard thing. Have the scary conversation. Choose the uncertain future. Take a risk. Be yourself. Speak your mind and share your soul.
If you trust God, you’ll understand that you didn’t really ‘lose’ anything or anyone. God took things and people away from you for a reason. He knows when certain things have served their purpose.
Neuroticism has spread to an entire generation. It’s not just an outbreak of paranoia, it’s a moral epidemic which sparks tension, which sparks anger, which sparks hatred.
You’re scared because the kind of safety you have now is all you have and beyond that, you have nothing.
Fear is the biggest factor stopping you from living your best life. If you don’t have the social circle, the romantic partner or the job you want, it’s likely because you’re scared to go and get it.
Today we refuse to give you(fear) the upper hand in our lives, today we refuse to entertain your excesses, today we choose to live our lives with the control in our hands.
I didn’t fly for about four years after I saw the crash but I was surprised at how scared I was when I eventually got on a plane again. The slightest air bump and I would be convinced we were crashing. I’d say to myself, “never again never again never again” and I would think to myself, “I’m never going to see my kids again”.
Stress is a condition of mind. We feel stressed and anxious when we push ourselves into wrong things.