So much of what's being fed to us these days is Fear, with a capital F.
But what is fear all about, anyway?
In the absence of wild animals preparing to devour us, or a crazed ideologue hunting us down with a Predator drone, it seems so many of our fears are based not in any real danger or threat, but in our thinking, which is lost in those places that don't actually exist: past and future.
So I liked the way author Susyn Reeves, who was recently interviewed on New Dimensions, developed some reverse acronyms intended to “reframe fear so we don't have to be afraid.”
Here are four that she created:
Forgetting Everything's All Right
Failure Expected And Received
Finding Excuses And Reasons
False Evidence Appearing Real.
I'm sure the many clever readers of this blog can come up with a few more. Have at it!