Where do the fears we have begin? For me, some fears come from things I have already experienced and certainly do not want to go through again. In addition I know that events can happen for which I have no control even with my best intentions and hopes. We do have some control over our actions, but we have no control over the choices others make. Some of those decisions made by others may contribute to our fears. So with this intro, here are my observations about me on this day, at this time.
I am afraid of hurting someone's feelings.
There have been times that I know I have hurt someone's feelings by my actions or inactions, or through words. (This seems to be part of life for a lot of people.) On occasion it has been through feeling caught in the thick of things and not being true to my own feelings. Sometimes, not realizing that to say nothing, would have been the kinder response.
I am afraid of not being able to see clearly where I am going.
Being able to "see" literally is important and necessary to me, but it also applies to the direction I will take at different points in my life.
I am afraid of falling.
I now know how quickly that can happen for me and what that outcome may be. Nope, do not like it, and do not want repeats.
I am afraid of not being able to communicate due to illness or accident.
Having personally witnessed this in others, I see and feel the distress this causes for the person, family, friends and care givers.
I am afraid of mean or overly protective dogs.
Being attacked while walking our leashed dog along a road and being attacked by a lab (so totally out of character for that breed) was very scary. To be honest it was our dog that was attacked, but the incident left an indelible impression on me.
I am afraid of big spiders that jump toward a person who might be approaching.
Some wolf spiders do this, and they are fast! How dare they!
I am afraid of what happens when people fail to learn from the sins, mistakes, and foibles recorded in historical records and images.
Since much is being said about this subject in the current day, I am going to leave it at that, to keep this post short.
Do you have any fears that you want to admit? Come on, you know you do. Fess up.