Blog 2720 – 04.10.2023
Please Don’t Be Scared
One of the hardest things about loving is to watch someone you love being afraid and feeling powerless to calm and soothe those fears. I believe that love can move mountains, but no one else’s love can do for us what we can only do for ourselves. Of Dorothy’s three traveling companions the one with the biggest problem was not the one missing a heart nor the one missing a brain, but the one paralyzed by a lack of courage. The one caught as Barry sings between survival and the right thing to do.
We must face our own fears, yet our higher best self, by whatever name we choose to refer to him or her, is a very present help in time of trouble. When I was a teenager there was a very popular song that said, “When you walk through a storm hold you head up high and don’t be afraid of the dark. At the end of the storm there’s a golden sky and the sweet silver song of a lark…Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.” Even Elvis Presley did a cover of that song.
Please don’t be scared. You are not alone. Try to still your whirling brain and calm your wildly beating heart and take courage from your loving and infinite source, your higher and best self. Perfect love casts out fear and you are loved perfectly. He/She/We not only counts faith as righteousness, but as courage too.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Barry Manilow – Please Don’t Be Scared (Official Music Video)
Raggedy Ann And The Chickens