I was just listening to “Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice” by Brene Brown. At one point, she talks about processing those moments when you are “hooked” by emotion in a situation. There’s always a story behind the strong emotional response and it’s rarely a truthful one.
She recommends writing it out. What is true, what is untrue, what is fear-based, and what is real? Fear can distort the truth or it can convince us that the truth is actually wrong.
Fear Is a Liar.
If you are caught in the middle of fear, start writing. What is true, what is real? What does God say about it?
When we look straight at what we fear rather than running from it, we will find that the power of fear is rarely as large as we think.