We ask ourselves the questions, “what if ____ happens?” Fear often makes us stop dead in our tracks, and limits our abilities. The question is how do we overcome our fears? I often wonder what the strongest emotion is for us humans. I think it is fear. Well, fear and anger. Fear and anger go hand in hand though right?
Fear seems to hold us back so much in our lives.
Well, I am no scientist or psychologist, but it is my opinion that the only way to overcome fear is to:
“Dive into unknown waters”
For those of you who have endured grief of losing a loved one in your life, then you understand very well what fear can do to a person. For whatever reason, when we lose a loved one, fear raises it’s ugly head and is a powerful opponent.
There are several things in life that cause powerful fear such as:
- Death of a loved one
- Separation from family or friends
- Death of a pet
- Loss of a job
- Feeling unaccepted by our peers
- Making mistakes without forgiveness
There are people I have known in my life whom fear has made them almost an inmate in their own homes. They fear going out into the world, or trying new things. The fear of rejection is one of the biggest hurdles for single men and woman who are dating. Whenever I ask a person, “Why didn’t you ask them out on a date?” The person often responds, “I was afraid.”
Well, what if we decided not to let fear have any power in our lives? Do you think life would improve? These are things that have been on my mind lately. People who are subject to changes that occur quickly, often cannot recover or rebound due to the “what if” question. The question plays over and over in their minds. I know this because I have had close friends who have lost someone dear to them or their health, and the person doesn’t ever seem the same. The person seems distant and almost in a daydreaming state of mind, even after years after the separation the person, isn’t the same.
Could it be the person is stuck in the, “I wish things were the way they used to be” state of mind? Well, but the reality is that the world around us is constantly changing and people change. Change is inevitable. Perhaps the strong are the people who adapt to change quickly? I realize I am asking a ton of questions here. These are just the thoughts rolling around up there in my brain.
Fear is a beast, that’s all I know. A beast that is so hard to tame. Think the trick is learning to train the beast….maybe?
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