On Wednesday, I posted a blog, “Face of Battle: Responding to Fear,” which I subsequently shared with a former Special Forces soldier. He made an insightful comment that I would like to share:
“There is a big difference between fear & danger. Fear is a thought, therefore imaginary. Danger is real. Each of us has the capability to reject fear and negative thoughts. If not, [these fears] can control our actions.”
This is a good discussion to have with family members; and, if you know any combat veterans, I’m sure they would be willing to share some of their thoughts.