Mervyn Drury Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Chapter 15 How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear
HOW TO OUTWIT THE SIX GHOSTS OF FEAR
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho.
The Dictionary Defines Fear as “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined”
How and where does fear enter into our lives? My early childhood was not marked with any fears until I returned home one day with torn short pants. I was admonished and warned that people who climb trees get hurt. Thus was born a fear that I could come to harm climbing trees, which I did not do for a short time. But I liked to climb and had a desire for being in high places, so I commenced tree climbing again. I thus overcame not only the fear of climbing and that I might fall and get hurt but also any fear of heights. I still climb and have no fear of heights.
Another fear I had was that of talking to people, which I believe came from being told “never speak to strangers”. It is only since being within the Mentoring for Free Family that I have broken down this barrier. The encouragement to speak up on the Calls has given me the courage to now strike up a conversation with any person I meet whether I know them or not.