By Johann Christoph Arnold
Given that September 11, who hasn't felt the grip of worry? worry of injuries or acts of terror, disorder or demise, loneliness or grief -- if you are like most folk, such anxieties can be robbing you of the peace that may be yours. the following, Arnold tells how usual males, ladies, & young children chanced on the power to beat their private fears. Interspersed with anecdotes from such clever lecturers as Tolstoy, Dickens, & mom Teresa, Arnold's phrases supply the peace of mind that even in an age of tension, you could reside existence to the total & meet loss of life with self assurance. The booklet is full of tales approximately those that have died, yet desire is often current, & Arnold notes that it's occasionally printed extra totally in such poor conditions than in the course of effortless occasions.
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In her recent memoir, Body Toxic, author Susanne Antonetta illustrates this vividly. A woman who always had everything under control, Antonetta’s grandmother ruled her household with an iron hand and an unyielding opinion on everything from food, clothing, schedules, and careers, to the choice of her children’s mates and the prospective names of their babies. ) But when death came, she was gripped by an uncontrollable fear: 17 Be Not Afraid Fear It was terrible to see someone so afraid to die. There were no platitudes – a life well lived, dying surrounded by a healthy family, being remembered – that could encircle the enormity of her fear.
But he’s still my son, and I know that escaping is not good for him. ” It was one of the hardest moments I have ever faced. Later, Matt calmed down and said he knew where I was coming from. He said that deep down he also felt that watching movies was a waste of time when he had so little left, and that he actually wanted to spend it with other people. He even thanked me for not giving in. This is not to say that reverence demands a long face. Far from it. After Carole, a colleague, was stricken with breast cancer, it was her wacky humor as much as anything else that kept her 47 Be Not Afraid Reverence afloat.
On arrival at the hospital, however, I was informed that her body had been turned over to a local undertaker, as required by state law. I drove to the funeral home, and was at first received with great courtesy and solicitude. When the undertaker realized I was not there to buy a casket or arrange a funeral, however, he became icy and left the room. I waited at the front desk with the baby’s bassinet. When the undertaker returned, he was holding our little girl upside down, by the feet, with one hand.
Be Not Afraid: Overcoming The Fear Of Death by Johann Christoph Arnold