What is the difference between FEAR and WORRY?


FEAR is what we feel and then react when we are in imminent danger to protect ourselves.

Examples: a creature is about to pounce on you, a car suddenly pulls out in front of you, an earthquake is shaking the ground under you, the ceiling starts to fall.  Your mind and body go on high alert and before you decide what to do you are already in motion.

WORRY is a scary feeling about something that might happen in the future.  What if...?

Examples: thinking you might get cancer someday, worrying your child won't get into college when they are in middle school, that a plane flight you will be on next week is going to crash.

***The GREAT NEWS is that the majority of our suffering is self-imposed worrying AND it can be reduced. Worrying is optional.

Want to learn how?  Join a workshop or contact me for an appointment.     

Kathleen Kirk        Kathleen@kirkcoaching.com   520-488-8885