Mindfulness and existentialist writings in an age of anxiety

Overcoming fear with mindfulness

When I was a kid my mom would tell me that F.E.A.R was False Evidence Appearing Real. As a child, that didn't make much sense to me at all. Really? False evidence? Surely not. The evidence seemed so real to me. How could it be false? I had a long list of fears and I highly doubted that they were false. Here is a drastically reduced list of some of the things I've been afraid of in my 25 years of living:
  • Getting stung by bees 🐝
  • My mom dying