Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 26: Coping with Fear

July 26 Compassionate Living Tip from Interfaith Paths to Peace

Read this wonderful essay from the NY Times on learning to face and cope with fear

From writer Jana Richman:

"I once had a therapist tell me that I likely learned my fear at a pre-verbal stage of life, which means, as I understand it, it got hard-wired in my brain. She called it Armageddon Syndrome. It is the deep nature of my fear that makes it an all-or-nothing proposition for me, something that needs to be treated like an addiction. Dabbling in it, however briefly, can bring on a full-scale blackout. The only option is letting go entirely — one moment at a time."

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