There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt
separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and
breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts. It
is a sword that kills. - Attributed to Buddha
When people you trusted and loved suddenly believe in evil gossip and innuendo; when they trust a vicious liar rather than your word; when they forget who you are and believe that you should be shot dead for things you did not do; when they have doubts about your noble character and your moral standing; when they need time to think whether you did what you are accused of doing; when they need "experts" to make sure that you are indeed innocent; then there is nothing left for you in such relationship.
Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken, it can
rarely be put back together in exactly the same way. - Charles Kingsley
Sometimes the most dreadful things happen to you and you notice that suddenly you are all alone…
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened. - Michel de Montaigne
Most people I know worry about something from time to time. Most of
the time these worries are completely unwarranted or even irrational;
some are temporary, others quite persistent. The fear of the unknown
prevents many people from living their lives to the fullest.
Some people worry out of habit, others simply because they do not
believe in themselves and their own capability to master life.
The worriers often believe that they were able to prevent many
disasters simply because they worried in advance and could foresee all
Worrying takes a lot of energy. It requires as much energy as the
action the worriers are afraid to take. Worse even, worriers are often
completely “incapacitated” and unable to think clearly. They are in a
constant state of anxiety.
The fear of failure, fear of success, fear of some impending
disaster, or the fear of who-knows-what, are …