Love, Fear, and Gratitude – Guest Post by Tina Frisco…

A relevant and thought-provoking post by Tina Frisco via Chris The Story Reading Ape. What is fear? What are courage and gratitude? Pull up a chair and read on…

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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…

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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December, 2013, and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (http://fiorabooks.com), to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

10 thoughts on “Love, Fear, and Gratitude – Guest Post by Tina Frisco…”

      1. Thanks again, John. I just read your post, ‘What Price, Freedom?’ It’s beautifully written and succinctly explains the rights and duties of not only national but also universal citizenship. I accept your challenge to make humanity great again! xx

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