The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker is a masterpiece! Every woman should read it. I repeat, every woman should read it.This book has valuable information that can help you keep safe from rape and abusive men.If you have a teenage daughter make sure she reads it too.Don”t worry,its not boring at all.
Đang xem: The gift of fear quotes
True fear is a gift that signals us in the presence of danger; thus, it will be based upon something you perceive in your environment or your circumstance. Unwarranted fear or worry will always be based upon something in your imagination or your memory.
Listen to your intuition. I don’t know what might be bestfor you in some hazardous situation because I don’t have all the information,but you will have all the information.
Can you imagine an animal reacting to the gift of fear theway some people do, with annoyance and disdain instead of attention? No animalin the wild suddenly overcome with fear would spend any of its mental energythinking, “It’s probably nothing.”
Whether it is learned the easy way or the hard way, thetruth remains that your safety is yours. It is not the responsibility of thepolice, the government, industry, the apartment building manager, or thesecurity company.
Nature’s greatest accomplishment, the human brain,is never more efficient orinvested than when its host is at risk. Then, intuition is catapulted toanother level entirely, a height at which it can accurately be called graceful,even miraculous. Intuition is the journey from A to Z without stopping at anyother letter along the way. It is knowing without knowing why.
Terribly unhealthy families damage children in many ways, but one of thesaddest is the destruction of the child’s belief that he has purpose andvalue.Without that belief, it is difficult to succeed, difficult to take risks.Perhaps more to the point, it may seem foolish to take risks, “knowing,” assuch people do, that they are not up to the task.