The great football player Marcus Allen was commenting on how proud he was of overcoming a lifelong fear of water. He said, “Death will kill you once, but fear kills you over and over again, if you let it.” Not a new idea, for sure…was it Winston Churchill who said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself?”
Easy to believe in our heads, but not so easy to accept in our hearts. People like me who tend to live in the future, instead of devoting our energy to the present moment, really waste time on fear. That’s why I am trying to take as my motto the little prayer, “May the blessings of each day be the blessings I need most.” Or…”give us THIS DAY our daily bread.” The Israelites following Moses through the desert only gathered enough Manna for the day…We must trust we will always be fed with what we need!