The Power of Fear

…the one thing I most fear is being afraid. Fear can become a power greater than myself. I may not be able to fix it or make it go away. ~ Family Groups, Al-Anon. Courage to Change—One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II . Al-Anon Family Groups. Kindle Edition.

F.E.A.R. is an acronym for
False Evidence Appearing Real.
There’s no true threat
of immediate physical danger,
no threat of a loss of someone
or something dear to us,
actually nothing there at all.
F.E.A.R. is an illusion.
False Evidence Appearing Real.
What are you afraid of?
A deadline? A person?
Looking stupid?
That someone else
is cheating, doesn’t want you?
Is fear your higher power,
at least just now?
To get control of fear
you need “only” find a true
Higher Power, one who can help you
when you surrender to that Power.
F.E.A.R., False Evidence Appearing Real,
Doesn’t make a functioning HP.


That the birds of worry and care fly over you head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent. – Chinese Proverb