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Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real

Monday, July 15, 2013

A friend of mine heard this in a church talk Sunday. I love the idea. Think about it, most of the things that we fear never come to pass. We worry for nothing.

On this journey to a fitter body I have felt fear. Most of the time it is for nothing.

I fear a change in my relationship with my family that will not be good.
I fear that I will never be able to eat the carbs I "love" again.
I fear that I will not be able to find clothes that are comfortable, modest and stylish.
I fear that my body will not look as good as I hope.
I fear the imagined saggy skin.
I fear that it won't matter for my diabetic control.
I fear many things.
As you can see these things when brought outside my head are not worth the worry. Most of them are false. But, they at some moments appear real.

Part of this journey for me is learning what is real. What do I want and how willing am I to get it. I am willing to work despite the fear because in reality it is not real it only appears so.
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  • v NOTGIVINGUP49
    Fear is what keeps us from change. Facing our fears is the key to lasting success. Working from the inside out is so critical! My biggest fear is fear I won't get it "right" or that people will leave me. I wonder why people care, but at the same time fear they won't. Crazy I know, but as your said fears are not based on reality. Let's keep facing our fears! emoticon
    1100 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
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  • v JEWELS571
    Very nice! The biggest fears can be denied by accepting what is and dealing with what comes!
    1107 days ago
  • v NANCY-
    I have many of the same fears as you.

    I am sure that your family loves you no matter your size. I know mine does. The only change I can see is that thier arms can go around me when I get a hug.
    Never eating that carbs that got us into this mess in the first place, hummm.... I am addicted and slowly healthier carbs are creeping in. I still have carb issues.
    Clothing... I fear too many choices... the plus size section is more manageable. ;) But you have a style so it will be okay.
    Body.... well my body isn't 20 anymore and 3 kids later so... pain free movement is more important, no?
    Ah the sagging skin, well I don't look so pretty now... and they make spanx for that right?
    Diabetic control... now that is a biggie. I feel that if my body is smaller it won't have to work as hard and will not wear out as fast. Taking care of me gives me and my family a better quality of life.

    Getting past the fear is really hard... sometimes I just chuck it all and say I'm on an adventure to find a healthier lifestyle. New foods, new activities, new ....
    1107 days ago
  • v MACMOM57
    Nice blog. Maybe you should do your list once a week. I think you are doing awesome. Keep working hard.
    1107 days ago
  • v TIMOTHYNOHE
    You are right. Fear is not necessarily real. Most is not. Some can be useful if it's channeled properly.
    1108 days ago
  • v PJBONARRIGO
    Banish fear! You can do this! You are right, most of the things that we worry about or fear, never happen! emoticon
    1108 days ago
  • v MEMORIES7
    Amen Sister!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hugs, Rose:)
    1108 days ago
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