How to Overcome Fear?


Not the first to write the words of my post heading, and not the last. Is fear generic? Is the fear of writing the same as the fear of dying? Are they related? I don’t have an answer, or a solution.

For me fear of any kind begins with love. Once I begin to love I begin to fear. Later, I wonder if this is love. Is love still love when I begin to possess it?

If I fear to write, I see it as a lack of confidence. I can’t finish such and such article or story. It is then I need community to tell me I have been headed in the right direction and to keep going.

Of course then I start to love that community and fear the day when they are gone.

6 thoughts on “How to Overcome Fear?

  1. jhvn October 18, 2013 / 11:02 am

    Note the book title by Gerald Jampolsky: Love is Letting Go of Fear

    John.

  2. Carole Webber October 18, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    Try therap
    Never possess anyone,, yours is not to own, That is not love.
    I only fear thunderstorms and snakes, never want to possess them

    • fictionfitz October 18, 2013 / 3:57 pm

      Thank you doctor! I fear nuclear war and arts and crafts. But you knew that.

  3. SirenaTales October 18, 2013 / 5:18 pm

    I appreciate your honesty and your self-awareness. Thanks for the guffaw of recognition at the end :). And thank you for following–reciprocating now.

  4. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist October 20, 2013 / 8:07 am

    I agree with you that you don’t fear anything until you begin to love. I don’t agree that you possess the love. Not sure about the writing. But yes, you are on the right track – keep going.

    • fictionfitz October 20, 2013 / 8:09 am

      Agree, back to that sometime

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