“What is it you desire? What kind of method or procedure do you paint for yourself in this life? What do you think serving God involves other than avoiding evil, keeping His commandments, and being occupied with things of God as best we can?” St. John of the Cross If you are in need of counseling or know someone who is, please contact Lamar Hunt Jr. or see his website at http://lamarhuntjrcounseling.com/.
Psychologists from St. Augustine to Freud have seen fear as a universal, underlying experience of life. Fears usually begin in childhood and should be clearly recognized by every mature adult. Here is a list of our most common fears which tend to be pervasive and last throughout life.
*Fear of being hurt
*Fear of illness-sometimes called hypochondria
*Fear of rejection by others
*Fear of embarrassment
*Fear of being trapped in some situation
*Fear of being abandoned or left alone
*Fear of being without enough funds
*Fear of being controlled by some passion or compulsion
*Fear of death
Make a list of your most common fears which may include some of the above and some unique to you. Fear can motivate us to do good or to do bad. Fear can make us wisely cautious and warn us of real danger. However fear can also paralyze us and cause us to hold back, or never begin what we should have started. “Know your fears!” If you are in need of counseling or know someone who is, please contact Lamar Hunt Jr. or see his website at http://lamarhuntjrcounseling.com/