When fear, anxiety, and panic are necessary

Welcoming the genius in the Fear Family

In times of danger and upheaval, many emotions will step forward to offer their gifts and their unique forms of genius.

But most of us don’t know this, so we treat our emotions as problems instead of gifts. But your emotions are not problems! They arise to help you deal with problems!

I’m seeing people everywhere telling us not to be afraid, not to feel anxious, and not to panic. WOW is that rotten advice. We need all three of these emotions to keep us safe and functioning well in the face of danger.


If you’d like to learn more about these three vital emotions, you can read these individual posts about the gifts in fear, anxiety, and panic:

Fear: Intuition, Instincts, and Awareness

Welcoming the Gifts of Anxiety

The Lifesaving Ingenuity of Panic and Terror


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