The Antidote To Fear February 11, 2017Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
“The whole aim of practical politics,” H.L. Mencken wrote almost a century ago,” is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
Never has that adage been truer than now.
* In politics, absurdity is not a handicap. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
* It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. ~ H.L. Mencken
* There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
* Everything you read in the paper is absolutely true . . . except for the rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. ~ Erwin Knoll
What happens when we get caught up in F.E.A.R.?
F.E.A.R. (“False Evidence Appearing Real”) can be a real downer when our mood is precarious. We don’t always have the necessary strength of will to shout out loud, “THAT’S NOT TRUE!”
Want to drown out F.E.A.R.?
Click your heels together and repeat after Mencken: Hogwash & Hobgoblins!
Better yet, wave your Potter-riffic wand at Trump’s Twitter Feed while incanting: Expel-liar-mus!
Aah . . . that’s better!
Related: Mantra for Today ~ Trust