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People Skills: Fearing the Fear…

By Shawnaschuh
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In keeping with an Einstein quote for Wednesdays (a loose goal) here is something that fits with what happened to me last night:

“The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.”

An odd quote really – it’s saying to me – fearing something that is inevitable is ridiculous – and that when we are in a situation (death in this case) the fears we have are mute.

Maybe all fears are unjustified – or at least the ones that are about unchangeable things – like death, the weather and cycles of life. The all happen regardless of our feelings about them.

Death though was on my mind last night. My husband’s almost 90 year old mother – she is two months away from her 90th birthday – became disoriented yesterday – was seeing things that weren’t there, kept referring to young children in the house with her – (she lives alone happily until now) and we, her children took her off to the emergency section of the hospital.

Though dying wasn’t expected from her challenges last night – it turned out to be in infection and because she doesn’t drink enough water – was compounded and affecting her head – it cropped up as a fear – a discussion point – a “Are we ready?” question.

Today’s quote is helpful – why fear death?

Why not focus instead on life? On living better in this moment?

As a great example, to me at least, it’s imperative to drink water. It flushes toxins out of your system and keeps things running well. I’ve read we should drink half our body weight in ounces.

Or to put it plainly – if you weigh 120 pounds – that would be 60 ounces of water – a day –

So that’s my challenge to you this day. First – fear not what you can not alter – and drink the water that your body needs.

Blessings and health to you today! Shawna

www.peopleskills.us


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