All human beings have fears; the degree differs among individuals. There is fear of public speaking, fear of dying, fear of pain, fear of relinquishing control, fear of experiencing our feelings, fear of living fully. It takes considerable self-reflection, to be aware of these fears.
Many of our fears are held in the subconscious and, therefore, we are not aware of them or how they negatively impact our life.
True fear is the kind that triggers the necessary responses that protect us. True fear fuels actions that can save your life. False fear exists only in your thoughts and imagination. Illusory fear often goes by the acronym False Evidence Appearing Real. Every human being experiences both true and false fear and both can be used to help us.
False fear shows up as worry, anxiety, stress and thoughts about all that could go wrong in the future. When aligned with your higher Self, fearful thoughts can be mitigated. You will gain confidence that your decisions are aligned with love and truth. This guidance might not correspond to society’s rules but rather your soul’s values.
Your small self — ego — tends to be frequently frightened and is often reacting unconsciously to things that happened in your childhood or might happen in the future. Our ego defends against feeling painful experiences from our past.
When fear arises, acknowledge it but don’t become engaged. Fear will pass like every other emotion. Fears arise from thoughts that largely come from beliefs we mistakenly assume true.
DISCLAIMER : Views expressed above are the author's own.