By masteryourworld, Jul 27 2015 09:29AM
Fear is probably the most debilitating emotion we can have. It prevents us from achieving our goals. It prevents us from having fulfilling relationships. It can literally stop us from living our lives to the full. Think about this - where in the world would you really really like to live?. Perhaps the Carribean, or a Greek island or the Swiss alps. Now answer this question without too much thought. Don't filter or rationalise the answer. What is stopping you? 9 times out of 10, or even 99 times out of 100 the answer will look like this - "How would I make a living" or "What if something happened at home, how would I be able to get back" or "How could I afford to buy a house there". When you look at what is happening in your head, you will realise that you are having 'FEAR' thoughts. Our minds work in a form of triangular motion. The triangle is made up of 'THOUGHTS', 'FEELINGS' and 'BEHAVIOURS/ACTIONS'. We can start with a thought that turns into a feeling (Emotion), which in turn, can turn into a behaviour or action. And we can do all of this in an instant AND without even being aware of it. Here is an example:
THOUGHT - "I'd love to leave my lousy job", which can lead to "but maybe I wouldn't be able to pay the rent - FEAR, which can lead to no action at all, which we call 'inaction'.
Here is another one:
THOUGHT - "I'm in a bad relationship which just prevents me from being who I really am", which leads to FEELING powerless, stupid, and leads to lower self-esteem and self-confidence, which leads to "I'll just stay where I am" - inaction.
THOUGHT - "This job is so stressful, I need to find some way to deal with it", which leads to a feeling of inadequecy and impotence - low self-esteem (feeling), which can lead to taking alcohol to boost your self-esteem or numb the pain (behaviour)
How many times have you been in a situation like that? Be honest with yourself.
The truth is- there are only two Emotions, - LOVE and FEAR - every other feeling involves one or the other. Which world do you live in? Our governments need us to live in FEAR. That way, they can control us better. So they feed us with threats of austerity, terrorism, wars, food shortages, health care cutbacks etc. - FEAR. Now, all they have to do in order to control us if we are getting out of hand is to introduce more FEAR - easy.
What would it be like to live in a world of LOVE. I don't mean lovie dovie LOVE with flowers and candles etc., I mean, facing each day with an attitude of -"No matter what happens today, I'm going to find a way to LOVE the experience and learn from it". Do you think it would change your perspective of each and every day - and even better, change your perspective of each and every moment of the day. Try it for a week and let me know what changes you notice. Feel free to place your comments below.