I was driving to a situation that could be ugly. I called a friend. “Please talk to me,” I said. “I’m having an anxiety attack. I can hardly breathe.”
“I didn’t know you had anxiety attacks,” she said.
“Sure I do,” I said. “Doesn’t everyone feel afraid?”
Inventory Focus: What is the bravest thing you’ve ever done? Remember, bravery isn’t the absence of fear. Bravery is when you act even though you feel afraid. Maybe you could be a little more tolerant of others and yourself. Instead of proclaiming, “No fear,” you can be vulnerable enough to tell yourself and someone else what frightens you.
From the book: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact
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