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To Fear or Not to Fear

For some of us, there are a few things that just thinking about, brings some anxiety, nervousness and even out-of-control fear. For many of us, there are too many things that bring a lot of fear. It is that moment when the fear becomes uncontrollable that we feel completely powerless.

Remember when we were told that FEAR is false evidence appearing real? Yes, great words, true words. But when someone is in the grip of fear or on their way, that feeling of having no control is the only thing taking place.

The famous philosopher and poet Hafiz wrote, “Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.” Fear, like so many other behaviors can be lessened and even stopped in its tracks before taking hold of us. There are many reasons for fear. One is that the fear alerts us to a possible or imminent danger. This type of fear is good, healthy and goes back to our cave-dwelling days. The other kind, the irrational and often overwhelming fear that stops us from moving forward, can expand into other areas of our life. It is like a bad seed. It can be removed by many types of therapy. Life becomes easier, gentler and we feel we are in control of outcomes.

Remember that like attracts like or another way of saying it, “the law of attraction,” so, let’s get rid of the fear and stop attracting more. Let’s begin the habit of attracting our goals, intentions, dreams and the things that inspire us.

Helen Keller wrote “Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all.” I imagine Helen had her moments with fear, we all do. The difference is will you do something about it to move forward with your life? Make a choice and allow that to motivate you. Stop shrinking with the fears because they have become such a part of you. Whatever your choice, make it YOUR choice.

“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”
E. E. Cummings

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