Category: fears and worries

Is Self-Awareness Selfish?

I inwardly cringed at the question. She asked me: What are you passionate about in life? As a logic driven individual, I try NOT to be ruled by ‘passion’, because ‘passion’ can be dangerous – unpredictable, illogical, potentially damaging. Following ‘passion’ feels like losing…

Weather Forecasts and Soul Barometers

  Given opportunity, I will be consumed by consuming. Books, Music, ideas, information. But gorging on input has been hindering my output. Last month, God prompted me to attempt an ‘input fast.’ I needed to dam the flow of input into my soul, with a very…

Confronting Worry Part Five: Assurance

I was only about six or seven, so I didn’t completely understand what I was witnessing. I stood in the doorway of my parents’ bedroom. I saw my mom, kneeling by the bed with her head pressed into her folded hands. She was praying,…

Confronting Worry Part Four: Acceptance From Others

I am judgmental. In those deepest, darkest places of my soul, that do their best to remain hidden, I can chew someone up and spit them out, maybe better than most. I hate that it is a part of me, and I’ve seen the…

Confronting Worry Part Three: Sustenance

“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the…