Mar 4 3 Comments

Facing fear

fear1It is a new week, and I am glad that Mondays come once a week. In a way I feel that Mondays are times for new starts. Almost like New Year, but so much more frequent.

This week’s main goal is to prepare a speech I will do  for Women’s day, March 8th. It is a big event in Levanger, my “hometown.” I have not decided what to talk about yet, but it will have to do about courage, and not giving in to fear.

I will make sure to post the notes here, so you can read what I have to say.

While waiting for my notes, here is a good quote that I read this morning:

“Courage is the resistance to fear, mastery of far, not absence of fear.” Mark Twain said that.

This is a good thing for me to remember, because I often think that it is the fear that is the problem, but it is not wrong to feel fear, it is just not right to be controlled by it.




  • burntwords says:

    Oddney, We corresponded once before. I’ve worked in Burma and you said we should meet up at some point. The reason for this email is that my book was just published and it speaks to the issue of women and working in high-risk areas, war-zones, etc. My new website: The book is called* THE SACRED PLACE OF EXILE.* I think you will like it. I interviewed Shaun, Marcie and others! Mercy, Carla

  • Waywardspirit says:

    not absence of fear…yes, perhaps even presence of love?

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