Learn To Put Fear In Its Rightful Place In Your Life
Fear can grab you and shake you and get down into the roots of your being. Being afraid is not pleasant. Yet it is not always for no good reason.
Fears can be rational as well as irrational. Rational ones are our own safety mechanism. They help us not to be burnt in the fire, scolded by hot or boiling water, not to enter the lions den figuratively and in real life, too.
What we are afraid of is a very personal affair. Each person seems to have the same natural concerns. Being hurt, being injured, being killed.
We also have fears of exams, driving tests, interviews, public speaking, as well as heights, wild animals, spiders, insects - you name it.
Fear grabs us in different ways. Being afraid or frightened of something. Being uneasy and apprehensive about something or something that might occur.
So is this emotion within us the object of our cause of anxiety or agitation? Logically it must be within us, otherwise we would all be afraid of X or Y, when plainly we are not.
Some are natural and those we need, and need to heed. The unnatural ones we can fight, we can put up resistance, do them or overcome them, or at least come to terms with them, and gain confidence for next time.
Being afraid of fear itself is a different number for sure. How does one cope with that? Is it real or a figment of our imagination? Can it really hurt us? One of life's riddles that we all have to come to our own conclusion about.
So we can say that fear does have its place in life. It can keep us safe and sound. It can also be irksome and annoying and frustrating, seemingly keeping us from doing or appreciating things that we would really like to experience more of.
Meet these challenges and move on. Accept them for what they are and put them in their rightful place in life and move on. Sounds good, a good plan - takes effort and hard work and a lifetime to (attempt to) achieve.
The power of words . . .
Words can be healing, soothing, comforting, relaxing . . .
I hope this page will do this and more. I hope these examples will help to express life in an insightful, penetrating but easy to read manner. And help us to question the lives we lead and the manner in which we live them.
The sum of all my fears
For then I don't feel at home
I want to relax and feel at ease
To live my life to the full
Why does this fill me with dread
I respect your stance
I worry so
This has always given me the horrors
As if I were an active volcano
So what is it that I can do
These emotions fill me with dread
I suspect that is not the case
Why am I so nervous
is it baseless
surely not hopeless
no - I'm not jealous
and now feel nauseous
Why do I panic so
Why do things get through to me
Not for those things that me frighten