Various quotes on Fear.
“The authenticity of spirit attracts all we desire in life, the projection of our ego pushes it away.” ~ Chris W Metz
"The potential seeds of friendship are planted each time two people meet. They sprout through kindness, respect and authenticity and continue to grow by every loving and considerate gesture through time. Their roots grow wide celebrating each others joys and grow deep in sharing each others vulnerability and pain. Once firmly established and nurtured through time, they are not uprooted easily." ~ Chris W Metz
“Each experience in the abyss contains the great lessons in life. These can only be appreciated by looking back with gratitude on what we have learned from the experience. We must value these lessons as they renew and deepen our faith, strengthen our relationships and allow us to look upon life and the world with a new perspective. When we reflect on the person we are now we must realize we are the result of our trials and tribulations in life. Our character is not
strengthened because of all the experiences when things were normal and uneventful. We will find our character and who we are as a person came about as a result of our lessons in life. We are forged in our moments of challenge and difficulties. If we feel that our life has been nothing but trials and tribulations then we should rejoice in the bounty of lessons learned so far. However, if we continue to experience the same problems over and over again it means that we have not yet learned and appreciated a particular lesson.” ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
“When someone fails to count their blessings, counting only the perceived negatives in their life, they rob themselves and others of great joy and contentment with their ungrateful nature.” ~ Chris W Metz
“I take my paradise with me wherever I go. I will not leave it to fight, I will not slip away to judge, when I love I am at its center.” ~ Chris W Metz
“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh