Five Fears

The five fears on this chart are those that Parker Palmer has suggested are "natural human fears."  What's freeing about that notion is that they are human, natural and at the same time unsettling.  The balancing facts in the right column are true, as well, and allow us to acknowledge our fears.   On days when the fears are troubling us, holding the facts in the right-hand column in mind, allows us to stay centered and move forward, despite our fears.

The Chart is taken from A Leader's Guide to Reflective Practice.