Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Changing the Story of Fear

I read somewhere that we have 66,000 thoughts a day and that two-thirds of them are fear based. We are basically taught to be afraid. I'm not saying that fear cannot be a good emotion especially when it comes to self-protection, but so often we create a narrative around it in our own minds and it paralyzes us. I've been making a effort to feel the fear and do it anyway. One of the ways that I have done this is in my garden which has made changing the story of fear easier in other parts of my life. Here is my "Spoon River." I spent a day restoring it. I put it in last year and it still makes me smile and my neighbors scratch their heads. I'm just happy that I can still surprise them. Enjoy! Karen


  1. You are so right! It is easy to fall into and be "mindful" of fear instead of a "mindful" of life and renewal and hope. Good for you! Love your garden renewal, too.

  2. Gayle, Thanks for the kind words. They mean more than you know. Hugs, Karen

  3. guess I could get along without spell check if I had too. This was fun, I enjoyed it.


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