Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Are you living in F.E.A.R?

I was listening to an audio book today, How to be Totally Miserable, a Self-Hinder Book, by John Bytheway. John Bytheway is an LDS author and speaker.

This is a book that is geared toward teens that I checked out for my daughter and decided to listen to. It is a humorous book designed to teach kids how to be happy by pointing out how to be totally miserable. Such as: focus on everything you don't have instead of what you do have, then you will be totally miserable; think only of yourself and be totally miserable; question the motives of people's kindness and be miserable. You get the picture.

One thing he talked about really struck me. He talked about fear meaning:
False
Expectations
Appearing
Real

How many times do we feel fear or anxiety because we start creating outcomes or expectations that may never come to fruition. Linking this to a lack of faith in our lives.

Something to think about next time we feel fearful.

3 comments:

  1. That is so true. Sometimes we create a senario in our heads and things usually turn out better than we expected.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the drawing of you!

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  2. Fear is something I struggle with everyday and I agree with you that it is linked to a lack of faith. I wrote a post about this if you would like to read it: http://slacker-moms-r-us.blogspot.com/2006/09/my-morbid-rambling-thoughts_01.html

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  3. Squeeee! I love John Bytheway!

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