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  1. Deborah
    May 15, 2017 @ 1:49 pm

    Fear of heights my Dad cured for me when I was knee high to a grass hopper. He took me on a double ferris wheel at a carnival and I’ll never forget it. It always told me to look up or forward just not down and it actually worked. Like you I actually enjoyed the ride. However, to this day I still don’t like ladders–lol

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    • Moon
      May 16, 2017 @ 9:40 am

      What a clever way of curing your fear of heights! Amidst all the fun and laughter, with crowds of people, and probably cotton candy and soft toys, you would be distracted from your own fear. Looking up and forward is a good advice and should you ever go rock-climbing, that should be the way too 🙂

      I dislike ladders too, but maybe those that are very stable with three points touching the ground are not too bad.

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  2. Bill
    May 3, 2017 @ 12:14 am

    I’m with you on the fear of heights. I worked in an industry where heights were everywhere so it was a challenge. You have some great information and hope for those with phobias. Thank-you

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    • Moon
      May 3, 2017 @ 9:22 am

      Hi Bill, fear of heights is actually a very common fear among many people. I do feel for those who have such a fear and yet have to face it everyday in their jobs, but I guess as time goes by, this fear would be overcome completely and a person wouldn’t even think twrice about climbing up to a high place to do their job. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. John Vine
    May 2, 2017 @ 6:44 pm

    Your post makes sense and also brings back memories. As a child I was somewhat afraid of the dark; around age 14, I decided it was time to do something about it. I would take a tent and go alone onto the moors to sleep. I did this quite a few times, and while the fear did not disappear totally, I did find that I had it under control. “Do what you fear and the fear disappears”.

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    • Moon
      May 3, 2017 @ 9:15 am

      Hi John, that was a great way of overcoming your fear. You actually did this proactively and not many would have the courage to do that. Really have to commend you on this! Nice quote by the way. When we have overcome it one time, the next when we are challenged, we would tend to remember what we have done previously to get past the challenge and that gives us additional strength.

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  4. Shirley
    April 30, 2017 @ 9:08 pm

    Moon I love this, thanks for sharing your stories. You are right about willpower, it’s like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets. I overcame my own fear of heights in a similar way, but just doing it. It’s amazing what we can do if we just harden up and do it. Great post.

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    • Moon
      May 1, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

      Hey Shirley, good analogy. You just made it more tangible! I have talked to many people about their fear of heights, and it is indeed very common. Next time I won’t ashamed to admitting it and sharing my stories. Hope this provides some inspiration to others on overcoming their individual fears.

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  5. Carl
    April 30, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

    Hello there
    I to have a fear of heights, especially when there is nothing around me like a cliff or something. As long as there is something around me I am ok, like in a cable car, with the car around me. Take that away I freeze up. I joined the military and I to had to learn to overcome my fear, which I did and I am stronger now because of it. I agree with your comments above and want to say thank u for sharing this. I found it a great read and I am glad that u found a way to overcome your fear. I wish u well and good luck. 🙂

    Carl

    ps. I will be reading your other pages a well. Thanks again.

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    • Moon
      May 1, 2017 @ 3:34 pm

      Hello Carl, you are not alone in that fear. I get all tingly when I overlook things from a certain height, even if I am inside a building and know it’s safe. I guess it’s more psychological, so I feel psychological fears can be overcome by psychological ways, if that makes sense. Thanks for the interest in my posts, I always welcome comments from you again.

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