Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Fear of Change

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that yesterday, I had the opportunity to lead a meeting I've never attended.  It is a discussion meeting.  If you ar enot familiar with that format, the leader initiates a topic for discussion and members talk about their experience with that topic (hopefully).

So I spoke about the fear of change.  I felt confident that most, if not all, of the people in the meeting would have some type of experience with the fear of change.  Certainly, at least with some type of fear.
I talked briefly about my fear of stopping drinking.  How I finally became more afraid to continue drinking that to stop drinking.  I mentioned the role of my Higher Power in that scenario.
Then I also brought up my experience with stopping smoking cigarettes.  I surely had to overcome some fears about stopping smoking!  What would I do after eating?  How would I keep my hands busy?  And so on.

So tell me.  What is a fear you have overcome/changed and how have you done it?

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer


Syd said...

I wrote a post on the fear last night. Coincidence--I don't think so.
To give you the short version--fear that the charade of being happy would be found out. I got real through the 12 steps and learned how to relate to others through the 12 traditions. And I found a Higher Power who helped me to see that I was okay without pretending.

Mary Christine said...

I recently decided to not do what I usually do when I think I sniff rejection on the wind - strike first. I will trust God that I will be OK - no matter what.