- Fear of the (newcomer??)

Fear of the (newcomer??)




Sobriety quotes and sayings heard in Meetings

Fear of the (newcomer??)

Postby ccs » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:10 pm

I want to GOD to this quote because for me HE is with me when I am facing and going through my fears without GOD I wouldn`t make it to the other side :D and I just love this story

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I(WE) will face my fear. I(GOD) will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I /(WE)will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only(GOD)& I will remain."

Frank Herbert, Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, Dune

Recently in our meeting room we had a new ‘member’. He was HUGE – well, we thought so, but who are we to judge? He was hairy, well maybe we’re not perfect...He strode into the room like he owned the place. Well certainly he had as much right to be there as we all did.

We shrieked. Maybe it was those 8 hairy legs, maybe it’s because he ran towards us like a streak of lightening, who knows.

Whatever he must have thought watching us giants leaping around the room we can only guess. He certainly seemed far more scared of us than we of him. It got me thinking of the insanity of some fears. After all what could this fragile little hairy thing do to me? He didn’t have 8 giant slippers to hit ME on the head. I was the one with the power, yet, through my fear I was giving HIM the power he really didn’t have. Instead of using the Power to give myself more confidence and behave rationally, I was wasting it away, GIVING it away. So many times I seem to repeat this same pattern. Of course some fears are rational, but most aren’t.
This program gives ME the freedom to ask my Higher Power to take away my shortcomings. To relax and step back and make a fresh start. I need never be afraid again of irrational things, not if I truly work the program.

Itsy Bitsy Spider scuttled out of the meeting in rather a hurry that night. Was he trying to avoid participating in the 7th Tradition? Or did he have a genuine rational fear? :D

Maybe he was quite simply restored to sanity. :lol:

One Day at a Time . . .
I will not be afraid ... I will not empower anything to cause me to be fearful.
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Postby Dallas » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:47 pm

The reason fear is so dangerous is: We attract what we think about. And, when we emotionally charge the thoughts, we manifest them faster and larger. Therefore, fear -- becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Now. When it comes to spiders.... I don't like spiders. Perhaps God loves spiders and maybe that's why He created them. Spiders bite me. Spiders have bitten me. And, I do not believe that they had any guilt or remorse in bitting me -- because not one spider has ever made amends to me.

So, I have no guilt or remorse in sending all the spiders I meet -- to be with Jesus! :lol:

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Postby GeoffS » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:36 pm

Come and take on some of the Aussie spiders. These dudes have been known to take pet cats and small dogs. :cry:
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Postby Dallas » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:07 pm

No thanks! You can keep the Aussie spiders! They might end up putting a leash and a collar on me and taking me for a walk in the park while they bite me! They might even send me to be with Jesus!!! :lol: :lol:
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Postby GeoffS » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:14 pm

They only bite you if you annoy them apparently.

How do you annoy a spider? - Change the channel when its watching tv?
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