Monday, September 12, 2011

FEAR in the changing world

What is fear?

It is an ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it but in extreme cases of fear (terror) a freeze or paralysis response is possible.

When do we fear?

Both certainty and uncertainty creates fear. How? When you are uncertain, for example; whether your job application will ever be approved, creates fear. On the other hand, even when you are certain, for example; that you are going to get scolded by your parents when you go home cause you lost your belonging, also creates fear. It really is a fearful world!

That is when we are conscious. We do feel fear too when we are unconscious. How? Sometimes when we sleep, we dream of bad things happening to us; getting chased by monsters or running around in the maze. 

In relation to the changing world...

When we were young, being fearful was not an option because we can always run behind our parents and hide. Now that we have grown up, facing the world is not an easy task. We have to step up on our own and deal with it our-self. 

To tackle fear is very easy. A pinch of right understanding and right action would solve the problem. Often fear is created due to lack of knowing what it can do or knowing fully what it can do. Ultimately, one must have the courage to engage the fear, with the intention to expel fear. 

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