Freedom Expression

Fear

Posted in Uncategorized by Tall Guy on September 8, 2010

Its funny how fear can get to one’s mind and then the body reacts to the single thought that seems innocuous but has the power to control you.  Fear is like the air we breathe; we cannot see it but still feel it.

Everyone has some kind of fears that might be harmless or harmful in the long run and they learn to deal with it in their own way.  One either put themselves in a fight or flight situation or let the fear pass through them and the damage gets done.

I have fears, lot of fears.  There are some that I avoid, some that I face and still it sends out the same jitters as it was the first time.  Even though I am aware of my fears, I am not able to get rid of them.  I am still trying my trial and error methods but don’t seem to shake them off.

Isn’t it strange that it takes only one “thought” in your mind to instill fear in you and somehow all the attempts that one makes to ignore it, it only becomes more stronger and then one loses control over self.

Being afraid is not a bad thing, it helps us realize the eventuality of a situation we might be in.  It makes you aware of the things that could go wrong.  However not everyone is able to decode fears correctly and most of the times they end up hurting themselves as they let the fear control themselves instead of the other way round.

Fear arises only in two situations; when there is uncertainty and when one is desperate to have things in their favor.  Its only then the mind wanders through the woods of thoughts and unknowingly one picks up the ‘one’ thought which then either becomes the fear or tells one what they need to be aware of in a given situation.  How they react to it determines the outcome which can be fight or flight response.

So the question is how does one overcomes their fears?

First, one needs to start filtering out their thoughts.  Check the facts against the thought that makes one dread and then face it.  The more one avoids their fear the greater the leverage one gives into it.  It takes a lot of practice facing one’s fears to overcome them.  It won’t happen overnight and will take time.  One has to find their own way to deal with them or seek help when one struggles with it.

This quote describes fear in the best possible manner:

Our worst fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God; your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone, and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

— From the Principles of A Course in Miracles

So what are your fears?  Are you ready to face it?

P.S:  This is a different approach to the usual Human Pschye posts and hope you find it good.  Do give your feedback 🙂

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  1. Ashwin said, on February 4, 2011 at 12:34

    Well Grafted… Fear is mostly what we percieve….It is that Tangential thought , positive or negative….We need to share with people who care about us ..to Shatter the fear ..

    • The Survivor said, on February 5, 2011 at 16:03

      Thanks Mate. Welcome to the blog.

  2. Jordan Menavusar said, on December 23, 2011 at 18:17

    We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous Actually, who are you not to be You are a child of God.


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