Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
Whether it’s a fear of spiders, airplanes, or public speaking, everyone has suffered from fear at one point or another. Clammy hands, quickened breathing-we all know the signs. What is less well known, however, is how to vanquish fear.
Conquering Your Fears
The best way to conquer your fears is to first accept them.
As with any shortcoming, acceptance goes a long way towards recovery. Yet there is a distinction between acceptance and complacence. Do not resign yourself to fear. On the contrary, challenge yourself to face it down!
Once you walk in the direction of your fear and acquaint yourself with your terrors, they begin to dissolve. All illusions dissolve or wear off eventually; fear is nothing but an illusion. Even though fear is an illusion, it is dangerously powerful. It may appear real from a distance, yet it is only real when you make up your mind to believe in it.
When you challenge your fears by facing them, you gain knowledge of the fear and can view it in a rational and objective manner. It is very human to be afraid or fearful at times, but fear should never last long. Fear should never consume us.
Look at Fear Differently
Yet as terrible as fear is to experience, perhaps we need to change our perspective of it. Instead of viewing it as a problem and a vice, imagine it as a seed or nut that can be cracked open, manifesting many sought after answers to life’s many puzzling questions.
In every problem lies the answer to solve the problem.
When looked at from this angle, we are given problems throughout life so as to be given answers throughout life. Receiving and applying (or living) the answers we seek help us to grow and evolve mentally, emotionally, spiritually and on so many other planes and levels.
From this wise perspective, fear is an ally and not an enemy. If we see problems and challenges as things that help us, problems and challenges are beneficial. Fear should be no different. If we see fear as something that can help us, fear is beneficial.
Now on the other hand, if we see fear as something bad, dreadful, or negative, then we shape our perspective of fear and will only reap negative results from fear pursuant to the Law of Attraction. Undoubtedly, you will attract what you fear.
The thing you fear will always come upon you if you get stuck or trapped in your fear pursuant to repetitious thought.
There is only one thing that causes fear to dissolve and that is doing the thing you fear; in other words, walking in the direction of your fear to face it head on. And let me tell you, some find it easier to face their fears after putting knowledge and faith in a higher power such as religion or some form of spiritual guidance.
When you know and believe you are truly protected by this higher power from all harm in this world of man, it’s not so unpleasant to face your fear.
Faith Trumps Fear
Facing and overcoming fear can actually strengthen your faith.
Overcoming fear as well as other challenges in life causes your faith (in God, Universe, Higher Self, etc.) to blossom and strengthen. Whatever we go through in life, God, Higher Power, or Universe (or whatever else we may choose to call it) is always there with and for us, so really, what’s to fear?
The stronger the faith and trust in what we believe (e.g. Higher Power), the less powerful and less lived the fear (or problem or challenge) will be.
You never have to fear the outcome of anything if you shape the outcome in advance. It is said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. The same thing should apply to outcomes – the best way to predict an outcome is to shape it or create it yourself.
Believe in yourself. Think positively and feel confident. You are the only one who can free yourself from fear. Set small goals and take baby steps, if necessary. And imagine how liberating it will feel to know that you have conquered a formerly crippling fear and can finally experience true freedom. Even if you lose your confidence the first few attempts, keep trying. Every marathon begins with the first few steps.
You can do it!
Thank you for reading!
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