Ripples v10.41: Face It!
October 13, 2008: a free weekly splash to 21,410 subscribers
from Paul & The Ripples Project
Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.
-Joseph Conrad, submitted by Lin H., Bloomington IL
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
-Frank Herbert, submitted by Stephanie W., West Des Moines IA
If you are feeling scared or bewildered or frustrated by the crazy events recently, you need to remember a few things:
1. You are not the only one.
2. Things will get better.
3. You can handle this.
Yes, you can. You can FACE IT just like you have dealt with other challenges in your life. And I have a sneaking suspicion that not only will you come out of this okay, you might even be stronger, smarter, and braver. So put your game face on, and FACE IT!