Or maybe the secret to life is…simply facing your fears.
My unexpected life was replete with ALL of my lifelong fears and many more I’d never even dreamed of, not even in my worst nightmare, all combined into one fantastically devastating, horrific experience that included, all at the same time, betrayal, crime, a double life, negative publicity, divorce, single motherhood, poverty, loss of home, loss of pretty much everything of worldly value, unemployment, financial devastation and a few other things I shall refrain from detailing.
What do you do when you’re handed your nightmare on a platter of poverty and publicity?
Accept it. You can’t escape it, so deal with it.
Conquer it. Keep at it until you overcome the mountains in your path. (Work at it every single day for as long as it takes to find happiness and joy, to live, again.)
I think THAT is the secret.
“He who is not every day conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)