” We may think it isn’t manly to be afraid, so we become afraid of our fear! At these times, we need to turn to our Higher Power for guidance.” – Touchstones
I believe this applies equally to men and women. I used to think that to be strong meant I had to hide fear. But I’ve learned that when I supress my fear and push it down into my gut, it cooks in there at around 97-99° and turns into anger. Then, at the very worst moments, it comes out of my mouth, hurting me and those I love. I’m so grateful to have a sponsor and trusted program friends to talk honestly with about my fears. They help me transform them into faith, which reminds me that everything is okay and ILML!