Word of the Week - Fear•
Posted on September 28 2018
As fellow souls on this magical journey called life, we often experience the same things in life. While not all things happen to everyone at the same time, at some point in life, we do have similar experiences. And with those experiences come emotions. One of the most basic emotions that every human being experiences is fear. Yes, the very mentioning of the word makes you a little uneasy. But, is fear really so bad? Is fear a negative emotion, or could there be something more lurking behind its terrifying exterior? Perhaps, fear can be magical for you, but you just didn't know.
Fear is an emotion that is sort of a set of our survival instincts. It exists to put you in a safe comfort zone, outside of predators reach. Sure, it came pretty handily when being hunted every day (at the dawn of humanity) was a thing, but in today's modern times, how does fear serve you? Many people have phobias, fears of what might happen. In general, all the fears have one thing in common and that is exiting your comfort zone. Have you wondered, why is it like that? Well, if you do a little reading about the subconscious mind then you'd find out that the purpose of the subconscious mind is to record your reactions, emotions, and actions.
And why does it do that? Well, it's rather simple - because it creates a comfort zone for you and with the help of fear, keeps you there. Of course, the subconscious mind is not some sort of evil genius. It records what the conscious mind does - you and does the math. It doesn't feel, it doesn't have rationality - it just keeps everything running. You might think that there is nothing wrong with the comfort zone, but unfortunately, there is no progress in the comfort zone, only repetition. So every time you are afraid of something new, and you stay in the comfort zone, nothing will change.
Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You won't grow, you won't awaken your magic and you won't move forward. Just because fear is the gatekeeper to endless possibilities, that doesn't mean that you can't overpower it. And furthermore, you can change how you perceive fear completely. Instead of being terrified, look on the bright side, if you are afraid, progress and growth are just around this corner!