Change Forever Your Relationship with Fear
Change Forever Your Relationship with Fear
  • Posted: February 16, 2009
  • 212 words
Key Lesson

Calling on a mind caught in the grip of fear to help you resolve an uncertain situation is like hoping to bail water out of a sinking boat using a spaghetti strainer!

Summary

We are deceived whenever we find ourselves feverishly thinking through "all the possibilities" stirred up by a fearful moment, because the only possibility any of these fearful thoughts hold is which one of them is about to make us its prisoner.

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The seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It is your reaction that is fearful. This is why if you will become conscious of your condition instead of afraid of it, you will change forever your relationship with fear.

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Each day, as you discover something new about the strange and shaky nature of your own fearful reactions, they begin to lose their power over you. Why? Because you are at last seeing them for what they have always been: unintelligent mechanical forces.

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To be consciously afraid means that you know you are frightened, but at the same time you know that these very fears, as real as they may seem, are not you.

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Dare to proceed even while being afraid. But remember, your new aim isn't to be courageous or to try and act strong in the face of fear. No. We've seen that this won't work. You simply want to be more curious about your frightened thoughts and feelings than you want to believe in them.

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