Ride the ghost train into the darkness

Fear has a lot of shady disguises. 

It often masquerades as the voice of wisdom and reason. Tricking us into believing that we’re in greater danger than we really are, and we better back away from taking any risks. 

It’s so hard not to listen.

But the thing fear doesn’t want us to know is, it has limited stamina. It may be fast off the starting blocks, but it rarely stays alive for the long game. 

Which means, if we’re willing to be patient and sit through that initial pain, we can wait it out. 

Gaiman’s popular essay on the power of ghost stories said it best. 

Fear is a wonderful thing, in small doses, you ride the ghost train into the darkness, knowing that eventually the doors will open and you will step out into the daylight once again. 

That’s how fear works. Like a weather pattern. It has a beginning, a middle and an end. And if we learn to wait out the storm, maybe even dance in its puddles from time to time, we should be okay. 


How do you handle the fear that sets its mark on your life? * * * *

Scott Ginsberg

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Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  



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