“If we cannot conquer our personal fears, then a life of a thousand years is a tragedy.
If we can conquer them, then a life of a single day is a triumph.” Bruce Lee
What’s the worst that can happen – and, really, aren’t you tougher than that?
4 thoughts on “A Quote and a Question”
Hmmm… before I lived where I do, I have to say that nothing in my life can happen that isn’t surmountable. But I live now in a land of earthquakes, disappearances, and silencing (the latter two human-made disasters.) The thought of things that COULD happen here is frightful beyond belief; I don’t think I’m tougher than that.
I think you are. I think that within each of us there is a hero that only needs the right combination of encouragement and circumstances.
I don’t live with fears dominating my life.
I have a list of things I hope never happen as life would change dramatically or I’d really be affected negatively I believe that I’d rather not live with/deal with. Such as I would hate for one of my children to die as a child, or my husband to cheat on me and divorce me leaving me in mid-life to try to find a new companion to love and be with, and to deal with all the junk that ex’s deal with regarding kids.
I’ve had a bunch of bad things happen in my life that I’ve managed to deal with and get through so my life has not been all wonderful by any means, but I never lived before that, in fear of it happening. In fact I never imagined some of it would happen, but it just did happen and then I had to handle it.
Love these ‘questions and a quote’ ‘s that you do.
this is hard. i am afraid of so many things, at any given moment.
will my daughters live happily (or at least hopefully) ever after? will my husband smash the yoke that is his job and unknit his brow? will i ever shrug off this extra weight and move freely through the world again?