“Fear knocked on the door, no one was home.” – Author Unknown
Fear has many disguises. Anger, jealousy, procrastination, laziness, self-pity, arrogance, depression, dishonesty, self-centeredness and envy are all born of one fear or another. The Big Book and 12 & 12 say that we were the victims of unreasonable fears. That these fears are the termites that ceaselessly devour the foundations of whatever sort of life we try to build. That our fears make a serene and useful existence quite impossible. And that these same fears are the basic breeder of most human difficulties, the chief block to true progress. They then suggest that we review our fears thoroughly on paper, face them head on with the help of others who have come before us, and walk right through them to the other side, where our fears fall from us. Provided we study and continue to practice the principles of our program in all our affairs, when fear knocks on my door, I just don’t bother answering. That way… ILML!