As Bronte so brilliantly points out, sometimes the best way to handle our fears is to play them out all the way. That way they lose some of their power because we have mentally faced the worst and survived. It's also a good way to remember that everything that happens, no matter how difficult, can be used as spiritual grist for the mill.
Here's how to do it. Pick one of your fears. Then play it out by asking yourself, "And then what happens?" after each thought. For example, one of your fears could be going bankrupt. So you ask yourself, "And then what happens?"
You lose your house with the swimming pool and all your savings. "And then what happens?" You have to live in an apartment and take a job that has a retirement plan. "And then what happens?" Maybe you would become a teacher because it has a retirement program and you are qualified. "And then what happens?" You would probably enjoy it.
Now you might be thinking, "But my fear won't end up so rosy," but you'd be surprised. this technique helps you engage your resourcefulness, to figure out what you would do in a difficult circumstance. It's a very powerful booster.
Ryan, M.J. Instant Health And Happiness Boosters. Pg. 235.
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