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Of course you don’t have to swim in a muddy pond or try to run across a really high bridge to confront your fears. Here’s a cool 21-day program–“Fear Busters”–to banish the fears that are plaguing you.
To read the “Spirituality and Practice” article written by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, click here. It begins:

Fear is a very potent emotion. Since the September 11 attacks, every aspect of daily life seems to be polluted by it. Through its power of suggestion, we find ourselves running various scenarios of death and destruction in our minds. Every day news stories about real and rumored terrorist threats feed our paranoia. . . . The feelings of empathy, unity, and compassion, so strong in the months after the September 11 attacks, have been subsumed by the addictive nature of fear.
Recovery programs say that it takes three weeks–21 days–to break a bad habit or to start a new practice. To help you cope with runaway fears, we have collected 21 “Fear Busters,” nuggets of spiritual wisdom coupled with simple exercises that you can do to work with any fears you may be wrestling with. We encourage you to check in daily and break the fear habit.

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