Love, Fear, and Gratitude – Guest Post by Tina Frisco… | Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

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A beautiful and insightful post from Tina Frisco on opening our hearts to gratitude to overcome fear and receive love – “We must keep our hearts open and act from love instead of reacting from fear . . .”


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What is love? Not romantic love, but the essence of love, pure and unadulterated. Pure love lightens and enlightens. But what is it? In truth, love can’t be defined; we can only talk around it. In attempting to de-fine it, we con-fine it and thus lose it. Love simply is. And love is our true nature.

What is the opposite of love? Many would say hate. Seems logical, right? When we’re not sitting in love, expanded and with an open heart, we’re struggling to keep our heads above the quicksand of raw emotion. Truth is: the opposite of love is fear. All that isn’t love stems from fear. Love and fear are our primeval baseline emotions.

So what is this seemingly ubiquitous, all-consuming emotion we call fear? When we constrict – when our hearts close, our muscles tighten, our thoughts ricochet, our spirits dim – we sit in fear, unable or unwilling to be present to all around us. Like love, fear cannot be defined; but it can be characterized.

When the heart closes, fear is at the helm. And if we’re not careful, it will control our every thought and deed while masquerading as benign feelings. Fear is at the root of prejudice, hate, anger, grief, anxiety, depression, and all that’s not conceived of love. Continue Reading


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20 thoughts on “Love, Fear, and Gratitude – Guest Post by Tina Frisco… | Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this, Debby. It’s now 11:00 pm, and I’ve been tuned in to Capitol Hill news since this morning. You really made my day! Hugs, my friend ?


    1. Thank you for reading and visiting Tina’s post, Sue. Tina is having WP gremlin troubles on this reblog, so I’m sure she will respond to you on her blog. ❤ xo


      1. Thank you, she has responded.. And shusssh but my gremlins seem to be taking a back seat.. As I seem to have been unspammed out of 3 blogs now and comments apart from a few are coming back.. 🙂 xxx 🙂 Shussssh though, don’t speak too loudly.. 😉


      2. Next time I visit I will be sure not to sneeze.. LOL.. And hope not.. its not nice getting stuck when others can not even see you in there.. xxx I had to leave a few more comments to be released lol. Speaking of which.. My spam box has not been filling up at all with real spam lately.. So I am being given a rest from the real spammers lol.. 🙂


      3. Well that’s good news Sue. Oddly enough, I haven’t had much either. But unfortunately, I’ve been in other’s spam 😦 Grr the gremlins! 🙂 xo ❤


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