How to Live Carefree: Whatever is Pure
January 27-28, 2018
Dr. Marcus Warner
- Icebreaker Question: Dr. Warner said, “Fear is rooted in imagination. We can always dream of horrible possibilities.” When you were a child, where did your imagination take you when you were afraid?
- What challenged you, confused you, or changed you during the weekend’s message?
- Dr. Warner taught that having anxiety and fear is not a sin in itself. How does that statement fit with your past experiences and current wisdom?
- When we encounter anxiety or fear we have a part in our brain that triggers a fight or flight response, then our imagination switch turns on, and all this can overwhelm us. Why is it dangerous to tell ourselves or others to just snap out of it? What response is truly needed when this happens?
- Dr. Warner taught about fear mapping, which is when our brain enters a fear cycle and focuses on the worsening situations. On the other hand, joy mapping looks to engage with people and find joy in fearful situations. As you look at your past, who taught to you how to fear map? Who has taught you how to joy map? How have you encountered both as an adult?
- Life at Home Question: Dr. Warner challenged us to a habit of gratitude by building our muscle memory in joy. He said to spend 5 minutes a day, twice a day, for 30 days dwelling on all the reasons you have to be grateful. If you were to take on this challenge, what you do during those 5 minutes twice a day?