“To feel afraid is natural. To rise above your fears and realize that you are far greater than what frightens you, that is supernatural. Strive to become supernatural and your fears will melt away.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc
When You Feel Afraid
When you feel lost, frightened and all alone, know that you can do something about it. You can take charge of your own thoughts and feelings, and shift yourself and your life in a totally different direction.
You have this great power within you.
And it is my hope that the reminders I will share with you below will inspire and empower you to make use of this great power that lies dormant within you so that you can start making the shift from fear to courage, love and greatness.
33 Powerful Reminders For When You Feel Afraid
1. Fear not, you are of the nature of the lion.
”Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.” ~ Elizabeth I
2. The release from fear is the the beginning of healing.
“Every situation properly perceived, becomes an opportunity to heal.” ~ A Course In Miracles
“All healing is essentially the release from fear.” ~ A Course In Miracles
3. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela
4. True courage is being afraid, and going ahead anyhow.
“True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
5. Fear is the cheapest room in the house. You deserve to live in better condition
“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.” ~ Hafiz
6. Do not be afraid. Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
”Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ~ Marie Curie
7. Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
”Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” ~ Dale Carnegie
8. Expose yourself to your deepest fear and fear vanishes.
”Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” ~ Jim Morrison
9. Look fear in the face.
”You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
10. Fear is nothing but False Evidence Appearing Real.
“.. Fear is often described as False Evidence Appearing Real.” ~ Nick Vujicic
11. Make up your mind and fear will disappear.
“Where there is fear, it is because you have not made up your mind.” ~ A Course In Miracles
12. Feel the fear and do it anyway!
“Feel the fear and do it anyway!” ~ Susan Jeffers
13. The antidote to fear is to take full responsibility for yourself.
“What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.” ~ Maya Angelou
14. Prove yourself strong when they expect you to be afraid
“Always do what you’re afraid to do. … I will prove myself strong when they think I am sick. I will prove myself brave when they think I am weak.” ~ E. Lockhart
15. Fear is really nothing and love is everything.
“Fear is really nothing and love is everything. Whenever light enters darkness, the darkness is abolished. What you believe is true for you.” ~ A Course in Miracles
16. Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.
“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” ~ A Course in Miracles
“If you are fearful, it is certain that you will endow the world with attributes that it does not possess, and crowd it with images that do not exist.” ~ A Course In Miracles
17. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” ~ 1 John 4:18
18. You can’t serve two masters. You have to choose one—fear or love.
“If you want to be happy, if you want to experience the many wonders of life… you have to let go of fear. .. You can’t serve two masters. You have to choose one—fear or love—and based on the one you choose your life will either be happy or unhappy.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc
19. The one who is always afraid is the ego.
“If you identify with the ego, you must perceive yourself as guilty. Whenever you respond to your ego you will experience guilt, and you will fear punishment. The ego is quite literally a fearful thought.” ~ A Course in Miracles
20. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
“Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” ~ 1 John 4:7-8
21. Be still and know that you are safe.
“The memory of God comes to the quiet mind. It cannot come where there is conflict; for a mind at war against itself remembers not eternal gentleness. . . . What you remember is a part of you. For you must be as God created you… Let all this madness be undone for you, and turn in peace of the remembrance of God, still shining in your quiet mind.” ~ Wayne W. Dyer
22. If God is for you, who can be against you?
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” ~ Romans 8:31
“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” ~ Psalm 118:6
23. Fear no evil.
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” ~ Psalm 23:4
“When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” ~ Proverbs 16:7
24. Cast all your anxiety on the Divine.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” ~ 1 Peter 5:6-7
25. You are far more powerful than you believe.
“Because of your belief in external things you think power into them by transferring the power that you are to the external thing. Realize you yourself are the power you have mistakenly given to outer conditions.” ~ Neville Goddard
26. Fear is such an unlucrative business. Why not find a better job?
“Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business, why not find a better job.” ~ Hafiz
27. Life opens up opportunities to you.
“Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.” ~ Jim Carrey
28. Peace of mind is an internal matter.
“Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter. It must begin with your own thoughts, and then extend outward.” ~ A Course In Miracles
29. Be strong and courageous.
“Fear not, for I Am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9
30. If you look for nothing but God, nothing or no one can disturb you
“If you look for nothing but God, nothing or no one can disturb you. God is not distracted by a multitude of things. Nor can we be.” ~ Meister Eckhart
31. Be not so afraid of dying that you forget to live.
“Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.” ~ Henry Van Dyke
If you lack forgiveness, you are giving your Light away and absorbing the dense emotions of those you cannot seem to forgive… Give not your Light to those who have proven not to be a friend to you.
32. Do not be afraid. God is with you wherever you go.
“When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.” ~ Deuteronomy 20:1
33. If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm.
“if there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm.” ~ African proverb
And these are the 33 powerful things you should always remember when you feel afraid. May they inspire and empower you to rise above fear and become powerful and courageous being you have always been.
**What about you? What is the one thing that helps you when you feel afraid? You can share your comment below 🙂