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Day 9: Scary Stories

What are the scary stories that you’re carrying around in your mind about your wildest adventure? Where did you hear those stories, or are they based on past experience?

Listen to the audio, then do the journaling activity below.

PHOTO: Toxicomano is a Spanish term for drug addict and is also the name taken by the street artist who created this mural in Bogata, Columbia.

The Go-Getter Quiz shows that only 6.6% of women always listen to their intuition. That means 94% choose to either totally ignore their intuition or ignore it and then regret it.

Women are more likely to trust Facebook as a source of information than they are their own intuition.

That’s mind-blowing, isn’t it?

In centuries past, women’s intuition was one of the most powerful and respected skills possessed by humans.

Then something changed. Somewhere along the track, we began to question and doubt our feelings, including fear.

What actually is fear? It’s a question I hadn’t bothered to ask myself until a few years ago.

I have had a torrid relationship with fear all of my life. One day, we are best friends; the next day we’re locking horns. Through all of that, I hadn’t slowed down enough to ask a very simple question – what is fear?

Fear is the collection of scary stories that we attach to a risk.

Those stories are learned through our life experiences, our families and our broader culture.

Some of those scary stories are deeply engrained in our collective psyche – such as the boogeyman – and we reinforce them for each other. Can you think of others?

Fear is the negative pre-empting of consequence.

We tell ourselves, consciously or unconsciously, that A + B = One very bad outcome.

What are the scary stories that you’re carrying around in your mind about your wildest adventure? Where did you hear those stories, or are they based on past experience?

Write out all the details you can recall. Don’t analyse or judge the stories; just write them out.

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