Merriam defines it as ‘an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger and accompanied by increased automatic activity’.
I say, ‘Huh?’.
Roosevelt said the only thing to fear is fear itself. I agree with him. Roosevelt was not looked upon as being a great sage but those 8 words are profound and historians still don’t know where they originated. The words don’t add up to my, your, our, their fear. He said to fear, fear. That’s it! Ear can be found in fear, so lets use them to listen and h ear.
What if we built an incredibly large and impenetrable box? What if in one fell swoop fear was gathered and shut in the box for evermore? What if you were sitting outside in the afternoon when this happened?
Can you even stretch your imagination that far? We have learned to live without dinosaurs. How long will it take to live without fear? Does the thought of living without fear create more of the same?
Imagine opening your door to a stranger and saying,
‘Come on in neighbor. Be at home.’