Wednesday, October 14, 2009

FEAR


To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. ~Bertrand Russell

Wednesday again already?!
That means it's time for Wishcasting with Jamie Ridler

Today---what do I wish to let go of?
Truly, there's so much that needs to be let go of, but the biggest thing, the thing that holds me back the most--FEAR.

I am just realizing here at mid-life how crippling, how paralyzing fear can be.
Looking back, I'm amazed that I've accomplished the things that I have, considering how fearful I have been over a lifetime.

He who fears something gives it power over him. ~Moorish Proverb

Those who fear life are already three parts dead. ~Bertrand Russell

Now that I recognize fear for what it is (it is NOT my friend!), and remember who I am and the power that I have, I have realized that I can overcome it and move forward.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

It has been a slow, sometimes agonizing process, but I have made tremendous progress.
And now I am SO ready to let it go completely!
Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. ~Author Unknown

Here's to letting go of fear and getting on with our lives!
What say you?
What do YOU wish to let go of?

31 comments:

WrightStuff said...

I wholeheartedly agree with this one - I nearly wrote about the topic myself but there's so much I wish to let go of. Love the quotes you found. May your wish come true.

Wild Roaming One (WRO) said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also Mama Moon!

Fear is a big one to overcome, I hope you pat yourself on the back everytime you win!

Peace,
WRO

Amy said...

Fear can be so debilitating. I wish that you are able to let go of your fears!

Amy

Judi said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I also wish for her, conquer fear.

Sarah said...

As Moon Mama wishes for herself, I wish for her also!!
Yup it will just keep you from moving! May it leave you! Your quotes were wonderful!!
Namaste, Sarah

Shari said...

I love the quotes you found, too. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also, and I wish this for myself as well. No more fear!

Christa said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you!

Fear. That's a biggie. It keeps us from following our hearts desires. I agree, realizing our own power is the key. It gives of strength.

Keep feeding your faith!

differenceayearmakes said...

Fear is sneaky, so very sneaky.

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

The Fragrant Muse said...

Ohhhh this is right on target with mine today! It seems that developing trust in a benevolent Universe is what is needed! Good luck!

As Moon Mama wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well!

Diva Kreszl said...

Very wise choice to let go of fear, thank you for the reminder that it can indeed be crippling. As you wish for yourself I so lovingly wish for you also!

Lissa said...

Thanks for the great quotes, I shall carry them with me. Much lighter load than FEAR!
As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Sulwyn said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Fear is such a sneaky one - good for you to root it out!

Holly said...

Jen!

Can you hear all of us applauding you?! Yep, We understand and we are right there with you.

As Jennifer wishes for herself, I lovingly and with intention wish for her also.

No FEAR!

Jennifer said...

NO FEAR.

Down here in the South, that would be AIN'T SKEERED. LOL

KathrynAntyr said...

AMEN! I've moved so many mountains in the last couple of years. In many cases I've taken small, steady steps. It feels so good to face a fear. Magically it disappears. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also Mama Moon.

chocolatemergency said...

As Moon Mama wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

It's ironic that it's so easy to forget just how destructive fear can be ... I hope you're able to realize your wishes!

Karen D said...

As Mama Moon wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. I am right beside you on this one, fear has ruled my life sometimes also. May you become fearless and free.

Ellecubed said...

Thank you for this lovely and inspiring post on fear. As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Jamie Ridler said...

As Moon Mama wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!

Mica said...

As MamaMoon wishes for themself, I wish also.

So Mote It Be!
Mica aka LadySilverOak

Anna said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also ... release FEAR

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you too.
I love to treat every fear I have as a challenge.

Lisa K said...

As "Mama" fearlessly wishes for herself...I fearlessly wish for her as well.

Laura Daub said...

I wish this for you as well. All the best to you!

Sara @Soulspackle said...

As you wish for yourself, so do I wish for you also.

Kathy said...

Amen! Here's to banishing fear!

As Mama so wishes for herself, I
lovingly wish for her as well.

Janet said...

Moon Mama, that which you wish for, i wish for you also.

Lawendula said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!

Here's to let go off all fears and replace them with pure JOY!

PS: Paper Swap time- come over to my blog, please! :)

Betsy Brown said...

Bye bye fear. Hello love and light. As Jennifer wishes for herself, so do I wish for her as well.

-KA- said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also!

City Girl said...

As Jennifer wishes for herself, so I also wish for her.

Fear is so tied to guilt for me.