Day 3344: FEAR is Forgetting Everything’s All Right

In a Coping and Healing Group this week, one of the members shared a very helpful phrase that a cherished friend had given her years ago:

FEAR is Forgetting Everything’s All Right.

People in the group, including me, had very strong, positive reactions to this gift the group member paid forward to us.

Since then, I’ve shared that gift with several people and the reaction has been the same: a pause and then an expression of gratitude.

As a habitual catastrophizer, who typically fears the worst case scenario no matter what the situation, I am finding this idea incredibly healing. And it’s helping me deal with

  • my own fears,
  • other people’s fears or other reactions,
  • my work as a clinical social worker,
  • relationships,
  • our cat’s health issues,
  • my health issues,
  • home issues,
  • money issues,
  • preparing my taxes,
  • uncertainties about the future,
  • an over abundance of empathy, and
  • the news.

If I have any fear about the images I’m about to share, then I’m Forgetting Everything’s All Right.

I have no fear about setting a good example, pistachios, or telling fairy tales, which are all right.

When I search YouTube for “fear is forgetting everything’s all right, I find this, which includes other acronyms for FEAR — False Evidence Appearing Real and Face Everything And Recover.

I have no fear about comments you might leave.

I’m not forgetting everything’s all right, nor my gratitude to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.

Categories: group therapy, life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

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18 thoughts on “Day 3344: FEAR is Forgetting Everything’s All Right

  1. Great video!

  2. Are you getting another cat? Grey and white?

  3. Putin is not worth a word. the Ukrainian people are fighting with everything they have in spite of their fear.

  4. I’m glad it’s helping you cope with the news, as that has been overwhelming this week.

  5. Good video. And Putin is a playground bully.

  6. In almost every fairy tale I can think of doing the right thing–especially helping those who need it–is rewarded, and treating others badly is punished. I know the world doesn’t always work that way but that’s not going to stop me from helping those who need it.

  7. Putin is about to be ousted. (If there is any justice in the world.)

  8. I commented on this quote yesterday, Ann, because I think it’s just great. And another thank you for this wonderful video. Here’s to a “fear-less” week!

  9. Nice fear video. All those acronyms fit at one time or another.

  10. Beautiful definition of fear here friend. Indeed, we all have fears. Fear is a normal human emotion, but let’s be honest, sometimes it gets out of hand. There are 2 bible verses that come to my mind when I think of fear:

    Psalm 34:4
    “I sought the Lord, and he answered me
    and delivered me from all my fears”.

    Philippians 4:13
    ” I can do all things through him who strengthens me”.

    While we can try to do things on our own, God is able to help us in dealing with our fears. God is able to put things in order for us and to make things work out for our good. To overcome fear, we need to put God first. God is the king and there is nothing impossible for him to do.

    If anyone reading is interested in building a relationship with God, I have a post on that here: https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/how-to-build-a-relationship-with-god/

    There is much more to know about God. I post frequently on my blog about topics related to God. You are welcome to follow my blog to keep up with my content.
    https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/

    -All the best. May God bless you.

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