Fear, the enemy of peace, love and a sound mind. Fear is the seed that can grow into a plethora of negative emotions and actions. Fear consumes us and fogs our minds so we can not apply logic to a situation. Though fear has its place but it is not an emotion that should last any length of time, it should only be present in times of true danger or threat. Constant fear created paranoia and leads to anger or erratic behavior. The question is how can one rid themselves of the unwanted and unnecessary fear in our life. Some of it can be dispose of simply by choosing not to allow it to control you or the situation you’re in. But there is some fear that is very hard to get rid of due to the fact it has been drilled into you and embraced for so long it has its roots into every part of your being. It still can be removed but it is a long and tedious task. Some fear can be overcame by facing it and / or coming to realize the fear is unwarranted.
Many fears we face are created by our imaginations, fear of the unknown or the uncontrollable. Others are caused by exaggerations of situations or from experiences that happened to us from years ago. A positive mindset is a good shield against fear as well as a tool to help overcome fear. Even though fear is a primal instinct it is still controllable and can for the most part be either suppressed or turned off in some cases. A well focused and tranquil mind usually keeps fear in check. Meditation, Yoga, physical and mental exercises are good ways to strengthen the mind and spirit against negative emotions.
Sometimes diet can play a part in combating negative emotions, the mind works best when fed the right nutrients.
Fear controls this world, fear of recession, fear of war, fear of famine, fear of Armageddon and fear of the unknown. Too much fear is pushed via the news and by even the politicians. We can not allow fear to be what leads us into the future or let it be what rules us in the present. For fear clouds our ability to make decisions and keeps us from fulfilling our potential both as individuals and a species. As a Politician once said there is nothing to fear but fear itself and I believe fear is a tool that many people in power use to try to control the populace. We must face the fear and put it in its place before it devours us and creates a world that is chaotic.
Fear has started many of wars, it has created mass hysteria such as the War of The Worlds episode done by Orson Wells. Fear is even a greater enemy to mankind than anger and or greed. Fear can destroy just one person as well as a whole society of it goes unchecked. The shame is most fear is created by either misinformation or the lack of understanding. Even though our modern society has become desensitized to many things both good and bad we still seem so ready to embrace fear. Though fear has its place it is seems to be running wildly through the world. Look how easy the stock market is effected by negative outlooks and reports.
This is not the time for fear but the time for hope and for coming up with solutions. We just need to learn to either control our fear or to put it behind us for the good of mankind. Fear is the enemy of progress and the stumbling block of humanity.
Well that’s my 2 cents worth.
Though I could be either wrong or right, I have no fear in expressing my thoughts.
The older I get the more I realize how much time I wasted in my lifetime. Wasting time on worry, anger, fear and self-doubt. I spent way too many hours worrying about what other people think about me or if I was accepted or not. Many days were wasted fearing things that either were unlikely to happen or were out of my control. I spent too much time and energy on being angry at how my life isn’t what I planned or being angry at someone over something trivial. Though anger in me is usually short-lived it still is a waste of time far as I am concerned.
So much time I wasted on useless things that could have been used to enjoy life and to enjoy the people who I am around. To live for the day or seize the moment is the philosophy I try to follow. Though there is times I still get hung up on the past or have a little fear of what may come it usually has a very short half-life. I am trying to focus on the positive as well as embracing the blessings that are before me. The past is said and done and the future can wait for tomorrow.
Enjoy those who are in your life as you embrace the blessing that you have been granted. Forget about the curses that may plague you for they will pass. Don’t allow yourself to make life any more complicated than necessary. Happiness is as much of a choice as being unhappy and life is what you make of it.
Well enough Random Thoughts for now.