Why the Need to Fear?

Fear has existed in the world for the beginning of time and still humans  cannot eliminate its existence. Certainly fear can be a positive force in  certain situations, but generally it can be a very detrimental energy force. It  can steer someone in the opposite direction of opportunity or safety. When  viewed in a positive light, it can stop a person from doing something that can  harm them emotionally, mentally, spiritually or physically. With unhealthy fear  comes anxiety, hesitation, resistance to change and progression. So why is it  tolerated? Why does it continue to drive humanity to be destructive and  non-productive? Because, it has not been put in its place. Its lifeline, the  past, is constantly fueled by imagination, lies bought into and delusion. The  more one feeds off of what has happened to them in the past, the more fear grows  in strength. And then there are the “ifs.” “What if this happens, or that person  reacts in this way or that or…”

6 fears The truth of the matter is that fear is  not real. It is fabricated and is a self-sabotaging excuse to keep a person  down-and-out. But, it is a choice for each person to decide to throw out this  self-defeating defense mechanism, which is completely broken, inept and again  not real and choose to live life through the power of love. Love casts out all  fear. The two cannot co-exist in a single thought or action. It sounds easier  than it is, especially when the world is volatile and is the home to all us for  however long we live. I personally struggle with fear and every day I have to  reject its pathetic attempts to derail me by replacing whatever garbage it tries  to drop on my head with positive, self-affirming and courageous thoughts. Also,  acknowledging that the past is gone, it’s finished and it is history also gives  me leverage against unfounded fear. Therefore, basing today, which is all that  DOES exist, on truth, the now, living in the moment and allowing the possibility  of greatness, beauty and life to occur is how we can eject fear. The mind, which  is nothing but a computer full of data, which is a compilation of truths,  fabrications, fairy tales, nightmares among other things, unfortunately  malfunctions. As it malfunctions, other parts of ones being also malfunction.  When the mind sends out a false alarm, which it does countless times throughout  the day, emotional and physical responses occur if we don’t throw out is  messaging. Emotionally one may feel anxious, scared, worried, confused,  terrorized and isolated. Physically one may feel sick to their stomach, acquire  a headache, throw up, experience panic attacks or have a complete meltdown. All  because the mind decided to send out a fear alert when the present situation  didn’t call for it.

It goes back to living  with the Spirit leading the Mind as the Body follows. The Spirit never loses it  cool. It is not influenced by the mind or the body. It is taking orders from God  and when it is given top billing instead of being ignored, it can eliminate ALL  things and thoughts that are causing fear to erupt in irrelevant circumstances.  So, how can the Spirit lead the way without the mind jumping and giving its two  cents worth or even a bucket worth? By tuning in within and not allowing the  world and life and other people to externally regulate your life. Being a hermit  is not the answer for most of us. But you can “live” in a way where regardless  of the storm; you can remain in the eye and be still and at peace while the  winds, rain and thunder attempt to drown you. It starts with accepting that a  Higher Power is in charge of the whole thing. That’s right. Every situation,  every person, every challenge, a Power greater than anyone of us can fathom, is  working behind the scenes and some cases just comes out of the shadows and steps  in and takes charge…if we let Him. Our humanness though loves to be in control.  In fact, some of us are so used to waking up with fear that we have just  accepted it as part of the package. Again, we buy into the daily lies that are  dished out and instead of telling our minds to get the heck out of our way, we  cash in our chips and live from a place of falsehood and dismay.

It is  hard to believe that with all that is happening in the world, that one can find  peace within rather than in a whiskey bottle, a pill, toxic relationships or  broken dreams. The Spirit within knows the deal. Give it a chance to speak, get  quiet and listen. Meditate, pray, read positive literature, study spiritual  writings and just let go of the control. Can’t you tell that the control is not  for any of us to have no matter what title, financial status, gender, personal  and professional clout has or how “popular” we are. In the end, what comes  around goes around and how someone attempts to enforce their so-called power on  others, the Universe keeps score and eventually what comes around goes around.  The world will never stop turning, people will never stop making mistakes and  change will continue to be the only constant. But, that is the joke. If we  really see how ridiculous the things we “think” (oops there goes the Mind again)  are important, they simply are not. While life in general runs around with its  head cut off and offers us the hatchet we can laugh knowing that we are  internally regulated and in the big picture man has turned Mother Earth into a  spectacle and each other into punching bags for selfish gain. In end, what  anyone reaps, they will sow. Being at peace with not having to always react,  always get involved, always be overwhelmed, always overbook our calendars,  always saying yes to everything can stop the madness and we will look forward to  our reaping.

So many Spiritual leaders spoke and speak about being still  and quiet and turning within to find the true answers to questions that leave  one in a state of fear. Look past the fear and surprisingly there is no  substance, no legitimate reason for its existence. Choose to not believe in fear  and choose the existence of just love. Love is stronger than any political  leader, CEO, manager, parents, spouse, creditor, disease and financial hardship.  Regardless of the outcomes, fear doesn’t belong in ones life. Love is the key  master that opens the door to positive possibility. Just ask for the key from  your Spirit and watch the doors open. Don’t peer inside, just jump in. It’s  called taking a risk on your own behalf. Throw all the fear-based tapes that are  piled up in the archives in your head and start creating new tapes for your mind  to run, even it is a phrase or a single works. For example, “all things are  possible and all things are created in love. There is no room for fear in my  realm of being because I’m in the business of living in a state of peace, joy,  health and prosperity!”

In Love & Faith,

Athena  Kapantas
President
SELF, INC. Life Program
http://www.selfinclifeprogram.com/
athena@selfinclifeprogram.com

Athena  Kapantas –    About the Author:

I am the President of the SELF, INC. Life Program (http://www.selfinclifeprogram.com).  I decided to become  a writer of articles so I can perhaps offer up any insight that I have gained  and continue to gain, as a student of life, on how to manage our personal  worlds  in so we can manage them effectively and gain spiritual  enlightenment. Lastly, I want to be part of a community of people that are  committed to personal enlightenment, that wants to be enlightened and wants to  help other people be enlightened, or just want to find the darn light, turn it  on in our community and in the lives of others.

 

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