“There is no illusion greater than FEAR” Lao Tzu
Believe me,in this world none is fearless.
Cambridge dictionary defines FEAR as
“An unpleasant emotion or thought that you have when you are frightened or worried by something dangerous,painful or bad that is happening or might happen ”
” Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil ” Aristotle
‘Fear itself is a creation of your mind.It does not exist independently.Since it is a fabrication,you don’t have to fight it.Just understand it.Understanding is the key to freedom’. The Ancient sage
Can you say fear is an abnormal state ?
Fear is not abnormal.It is a critical reaction to perceived physical and emotional danger one may likely to face.
But the problem comes when the inner thoughts alert you and over rides your intellect,you become panicky.
And instead of being proactive, you get stuck.We can’t avoid fear,but we can learn to be confident.
The paradox is, fear is both enemy and friend of success.
We fear because mind allows you to fear.We always tend to fear things because our imaginations cross the limits.
“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows” Japanese Proverb
Can you tackle fear ?
Yes,you can face it, since fear is creation of your mind, it has to be tackled both on
1.Psychological (confront the fear ) and
2.Behavioral angle (taking bold steps).
We should not allow fear to paralyze us.Fear comes to you because you are not living in the present.You are constantly thinking of the past or future.
Why should anybody treat fear as a friend ?
Start thinking fear in a positive way.
Can we not treat fear as our ‘True friend’ trying to help us to overcome the crisis ?
“Fear is not your enemy.It’s a compass pointing you to the areas where you need to grow”. Steve Pavina
What is the solution ?
Remember the saying…..’Where there is faith ,there is no fear”
Trust God and have faith in yourself,sure to overcome fear and anything is possible.
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