Living in Fear

Our choices determine our destiny and our fears determine our choices. We all fear making the “wrong” decions in life. The fear of “failure”, the fear of “loss”, the fear of “judgement”, the fear of “criticism” etc. Fear is often described as a psychological response to a perceived threat. Most scientists agree that when it comes to survival, fear has served an evolutionary purpose. It only makes sense to avoid things that can potentially harm us.

However, many of us have developed fear from negative experiences in our past. We have built a protective fence around our emotional scars, and learned to ward off anybody or anything that triggers an unconscious fear.

Sometimes our intuition guides us toward those things we fear the most so that we can push past them and become stronger as a result. It is important to understand that every experience you have, whether you characterize it as “good” or “bad,” “right” or “wrong” is exactly the experience you need to have at that moment. Some choices may lead to more painful lessons than others, but nothing hurts like living in fear.

Emotions, even ones we assign negative value to, (like fear), provide us with valuable information and serve very specific functions. If you can get over the hostile relationship with emotions, they can be highly useful. It is ultimately the conquering of our fears that can set us free. Remembering that experiences “positive” or “negative”, “right” or “wrong”, “good” or “bad”all lead to opportunities of growth.