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    On Feb 8, 2013 Kristin Pedemonti wrote:

     When we name our fears, invite them in, often they become smaller; they become relative and we may gain some perspective. That fear or problem of challenge can be seen more realistically. When we push them aside, as the article states, they do not disappear, they loom larger. This has been true for me in so many aspects of my life. As a Freelance Storyteller & founder of volunteer literacy project, money often becomes a fear (I prefer to call it a challenge) :) When I face it, I realize I always have enough. I've always had a place to live and food to eat (even if it was peanut butter on day old bread) When I fear the task of writing my story rather than simply Telling it; I continue to breathe and to know the task would Not have been given to me if I could not finish it. (needed this reminder today as I have a deadline on Sunday!) Breathing in Peace and loving kindness and exhaling the same is helpful too, thank you Conrad for you thoughts. And thank you awakin Grateful for these reflections.

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