I can’t even remember what we were discussing, I just know the message was important enough for me to write in my morning pages notebook.
I said it like this, “Well, that’s a silly thing to waste your fear on…” The words were completely straight forward, without emotion and not even laced with judgment even though the content leans toward that vein.
I said it to one of my dearest friends who also tends to have fear addiction. Everything is a possibility for fear magnified exponentially. “Eeep! Scared! The prices on asparagus rose between Friday and today! The sky is falling the sky is falling! Yes, I know it, the SKY is FALLING!!!”
I believe it is wiser to save your fear according to how it impacts you or those you love directly.
If asparagus is the only food your toddler will eat and you don’t get paid for three weeks and you had to pay for something really expensive due to unforeseen circumstances, you might earn a few fear bucks right before you come up with a solution to the sky rocketing price of asparagus.
Otherwise, you may easily assess and answer the question, “Is this really such a big deal?”
Let’s take a moment to get real:
What silly things do you waste your fear on?
Which silly things are you willing to let go of right now?
The sky really isn’t falling, you know. Everything is really going to be just fine.
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