What Do You Fear?
We all know that smoking, poor dietetic choices, excessive alcohol, and a sedentary lifestyle are a recipe for ill health, but we frequently gravitate towards these habits as they help numb our anxious or awful feelings.
If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit like this, you know how nerve-racking it may be because suddenly you’re filled with anxiety and you don‘t recognize how to handle it.
Fear may prevent you from taking risks. A lot of us shy away from risk, as we fear negative outcomes. For instance, you might hesitate to invest your cash, as you fear losing it, or avoid beginning a fresh relationship as you were so hurt by the last one.
What most of us fail to recognize is that risk may likewise bring excellent rewards. Avoiding risk might help us avoid damaging possibilities but we likewise miss the excitement and joy that come from favorable outcomes.
Fear may prevent you from going after your goals.
Have you ever dreamed of doing something great but were never able to push yourself to accomplish it? Maybe you dreamed of being a stand-up comedian but feared the thought of oral presentation, or you desperately needed to be a bestselling writer but were too afraid to pen that novel loitering inside of you.
Fear may prevent you from amplifying your life. Social anxiety is a different common way that fear may limit your potential. It might prevent you from attending networking affairs so your career or business can‘t grow decently, or you might avoid taking that much-needed holiday to unwind and explore other cultures as you fear flying or being on a cruise liner.
It‘s crucial to note that all of these fears are most often baseless. They’re simply a perception that things may go wrong – but that doesn‘t mean they will. Instead of attempting to force your way through the fear, you might find it simpler to explore a lot of ways that fear may be effectively released from your brain, emotions, and body.
When you recognize how to release the fear, you merely handle it as you would any minor obstacle and then continue on your way to producing the best life you possibly may.
Probably most people’s number 1 fear is dying …so here’s something to consider…
This self (your ego)… Has some terrifying data. It knows that if it’s lucky, it’s destined to grow old, get ill, and lose everything that it’s grown to love. Then it will die. This is a shortened version of what the world has provided you, which likely leaves you perplexed and flabbergasted at the silliness of this thing we call life.
Into this barren picture, which motivates fear and even terror, I’d like to introduce an idea that will eliminate the terror. I wish you to know that you needn’t subscribe to the idea that you’re only this collection of bones and tissues, fated to be annihilated in an aging process.
You’ve come forth from a universal field of Creation that I been call intent. Life itself is eternal, and you spring from this infinite nothing called life.
Consequently, we must conclude that life, in terms of our body and all its accomplishments and possessions, which without exception begins and ends in dust, isn’t life itself. Seizing life’s real essence may radically alter your life for the better.
This shift towards seeing yourself as an infinite spiritual being having a human experience, instead of the reverse – that is, a human having an occasional spiritual experience, is loaded with fear for most individuals.
I urge you to view those fears and face them directly today; the result will be a permanent association to the abundance and receptivity of the universal Source that intends all of Creation into impermanent form.
If you’ve ever held back on a goal or avoided taking action that would lead to a favorable outcome, you might have been fearful that you may fail. Fear of failure may be subtle because our brains can come up with endless excuses why it‘s not a great time to take a risk right now, or how the odds don‘t appear to be in our favor, etc..
It‘s difficult to believe that anybody may be afraid of success (isn‘t success usually a good thing?) but it‘s far more common than you might believe. Most often it‘s not the success itself that individuals fear, but rather all of the duties and uncertainties that come along with success.
If you worry that you won‘t be able to manage these things, you’ll resist putting yourself in a spot where you’d have to face them.
Fear of rejection is commonly related to low self-regard but might show up in subtle ways. You might attack others when a possible rejection is imminent; sabotage relationships so you may be the one who rejects the other individual rather than them rejecting you, or you might merely withdraw from social interaction to avoid the possibility of becoming rejected at all.
This is another fear that’s connected to self-regard, and it frequently affects everything you do in life. You might prevent making changes to better your life; settle for a dissatisfying job that pays less cash than you’re capable of bringing in, or continuously sabotage your goals. If you don‘t trust you deserve to have better life circumstances you won‘t let yourself produce them.