Things I Have Feared

• What other people may think
• What other people may do
• Trusting other people
• Trusting a power greater than myself
• Conflict
• What might happen in the future
• Not being perfect (inadequacy)
• Losing relationships
• Losing money
• Losing possessions
• Being different
• Being alone
• Being overly dependent on others
• The void (losing all familiar bearings)
• The unknown (what we don’t understand)
• Bullies
• Making a fool of myself
• Spending my last days in a nursing home
• Heights
• Physical death
• Living fully
• Taking risks
• Non-action (sitting still and doing nothing)
• Success (fully using my unique skills and powers)
• Fear

Benefits of Releasing Fear

1. Freedom to live from my own inner voice.
2. Passion for using my uniqueness to make a difference
3. Living full out
4. Ability to bring about win/win solutions
5. Power to help others by helping myself
6. Integrity. (Courage to speak my truth)
7. Creativity
8. Inner peace in the midst of external turmoil
9. Awareness and creative problem-solving
10. Mastermind ability
11. Synchronicities. The support of the entire universe. It is there to help me if I allow it.

© 2009 Janet Smith Warfield All rights reserved

Author's Bio: 

Janet Smith Warfield is a retired attorney, author, publisher, grandmother, mediator, and poet. She graduated from Swarthmore College and cum laude from Rutgers School of Law, Camden, practicing law for 22 years. Her book Shift: Change Your Words, Change Your World won the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best New Age Non-Fiction. Her website,, won the 2008 Coalition of Visionary Resources Best Website Award. Janet currently lives in Boquete, Panama.