Category Archives: Fear

The only thing we should fear

When I was in the army our instructors used to tell us that it’s not the size of the dog in the fight that counts, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Anthony de Mello, similarly, tells the … Continue reading

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‘Remember in the darkness what you knew in the light.’

Many of us have had the experience of waking up in the early hours of the morning and finding ourselves overwhelmed with fear and negative thoughts. Those early hours are when our natural rhythms are at their lowest point in … Continue reading

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Stepping out

An Army chaplain once told me about his first parachute jump. As the aircraft approached the dropping zone he clipped his parachute release to the static line, checked the equipment of the man in front and waited for the green … Continue reading

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‘Nothing is written’

One of the all-time great movies is Lawrence of Arabia, and one of its greatest scenes is where Lawrence, having led his men across the burning cauldron of the supposedly uncrossable Nefud desert, goes back into that furnace to rescue … Continue reading

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There’s nothing to fear

There’s a story about a man from Canada who left the frozen north for a holiday in the Florida Sun. His wife was due to follow him next day. When he got to his hotel he sent her an email. … Continue reading

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Keeping safe from the dangers of love

The deepest of all human needs is to love and be loved, but the thing that keeps us from finding it is fear of rejection. However, in holding back we deprive ourselves of the thing we want most. C.S. Lewis … Continue reading

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Hold the line

A woman once phoned a theatre to say she’d lost a valuable diamond brooch and thought it might have happened there the night before. The manager told her to hold the line while he went to look. He searched thoroughly … Continue reading

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