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Posted November 20, Reviewed by Matt Huston. Fear is such a powerful emotion. It has the ability to keep us safe, but for many of us, it keeps us paralyzed, and keeps us from living to our fullest extent. When our fears get out of control, we can shut down.
They can paralyze us. It takes away from our lives, while robbing us of the joy of living.
Maybe right now, we are not living the life we want to live because of fear of failure, loss, or the judgment of others. We make so many choices in life because of our fears, but if we learn to honor them and deal with them appropriately, we can find that life is a beautiful adventure, and we can face it with fearlessness.
But in order to control our fears, we need to approach them rationally. People who have agoraphobia may be fearful in a crowded market, or they may feel panicked on a freeway while surrounded by cars. Instead of facing their fears, they stay closer to home, until finally they are stuck at home — some never to leave home again because of their fear.
About 1 percent of our population lives this way — stuck at home, for perhaps the rest of their lives. One of the things we can do to begin to overcome our fears is to face them. Many years ago, I developed a fear of driving on high overpasses because I thought I might crash and Let go of fear.
If I die on an overpass, so be it. Guess what? The fear went away. Some fears are quite a bit more complex than a fear of heights. What if our fear is that my teenager will start using drugs and die? Or that the person I love will fall in love with someone else and leave me? Our fears can be very scary. Mostly, they never come true, but having them can keep us from living. An external fear is one that we are fed by outside influences, like the hour news cycle or worrisome acquaintances who are always imagining worst-case scenarios.
We must ask ourselves, what are we watching on our news or on our apps? What kinds of conversations are we having? If we are consuming nearly nonstop content that feeds our fear, or if we are continually imagining and discussing the worst possible outcomes from any situation, our fear grows more and more powerful.
As I mentioned, fear can also be fed internally, by our own negative mental pictures of possible outcomes. We need to remind ourselves that negative self-talk is not helpful. The solution to this kind of thinking is to be fully present in the moment and to give our attention to the beautiful things in our life. It can take time to break these fears, but when we spend time with them, we do well. In time, we can become fearless.
We can have such beautiful lives, but we must focus on having fearless lives.
The rewards we receive are beyond measure. Robert Puff, Ph. Robert Puff Ph. Meditation for Modern Life. Fear Learning to Let Go of Fears We can have such beautiful lives, but we must focus on having fearless lives.
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