Afraid because of Life

“Fear is the original sin. Almost all the evil in the world has its origin in the fact that someone one is afraid of something. It is a cold, slimy serpent coiling about you. It is horrible to live with fear; and it is of all things degrading.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery from “The Blue Castle”

Afraid because of life. It’s worry about the future, how other people will look at you, that makes you afraid of life. Think how free you would be if you didn’t have the future and life to worry about. Stop living a “second-hand existence”.

Pull your spirit, your soul, out of the clutches of fear and do what you would do, as if you weren’t afraid. Easier said than done, but try, for yourself.

I just finished reading The Blue Castle. If L.M. Montgomery were a young woman today she’d be Queen of the Web. One of those people with the most popular blogs, writing about current events, culture, life, everything. She’d be famuos, more than she is now. It’s too bad she couldn’t be here to see computers and the Internet. But, she was born in 1874 and died in 1942, that was all the time she got.

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