Fear is a part of most of our lives, there being
numerous factors that threaten our existence.
We fear poverty and unemployment; we fear ridicule
and rejection; we fear disease and war; we fear bad
leadership, we fear making bad choices; we fear
loneliness and death; we fear-ironically- fear itself.
Many people are afraid of speaking in meetings
because they are curtailed by timidity, so they keep
their brainy thoughts to themselves.
We fear trying
things because we are afraid of failing at what we
want to attempt.
Then there are those of us who fear
marriage and/or parenthood because of the
responsibilities that come with it.
Many of us fear falling in love because of the
possibility of heartbreak that being emotionally
involved with someone carries.
Today many fear flying-what with the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines
MH370 not far from their minds.
They are also afraid
because of the threat of terror attacks that has been
in our midst for some time, and will not be seen in
church or shopping in malls.
But did you know that the benefits of living
fearlessly are more than those — if any — that fear
To start with, fear hampers all kinds of progress.
You simply will never know what the outcome of all the
things you have feared to attempt would have been.
That means that whenever you turn down an
opportunity out of fear, you only build your regret portfolio.
Is it not sad to look back and wish you had tried?
Why not cast that fear away by taking those
risks that will only make you a better person?
It must start in the mind.
You could begin by feeling
totally safe in the universe.
Author Lyanla Vanzat
said that at any given moment, we have the
opportunity to choose love or fear: “In moments of
fear, I remember the sun. It is always shining even
though clouds may obscure it for a while.
Like the sun, the one infinite power is eternally shining its
light upon me, even though clouds of negative
thinking may temporarily obscure it.
I choose to remember the light.
I feel secure in the light.
And when the fears come, I choose to see them as
passing clouds in the sky, and let them go on their
I am not my fears.”
This may sound easier said than done.
But it is do-able.
It takes the presumption that you are a winner.
That you are fearless.
That you fear nothing.
It takes the belief that you will enjoy your days minus that disabling fear, for fear is for the spine less.
And the faithless.
For that reason, you will not be afraid of fear.
As human beings, we are given the spirit, not of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind.
Why not claim it?
Just some random thoughts that came to my mind….