Next up is Fear.
Credits/Ideas: CWG and Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross
Fear is a natural emotion. All babies are born with only two fears: one, is the fear of falling, and the other one is the fear of loud noises.
The rest of the fears are LEARNED responses from ENVIRONMENT or taught by parents (like the fear of ghosts and etc... )
The purpose of this "natural fear" is to give us CAUTION. Caution in whatever we are doing. That whatever we do there are consequences. This is the practice of "caution". This a tool that helps keep our body alive.
Fear is a defensive advantage. Fear serves like a motivation to escape to safety.
Just like the other three emotions I have so far mentioned, kids who were not allowed to express what they fear would have a hard time dealing with it. Kids who were allowed to express their fears will have a healthy outlook towards fear.
We all need fear because it gets our adrenaline going... but too much fear paralyzes us like a rabbit caught in a car's headlights.
"Fear protects us from danger. If people do not feel fear, they are a danger to themselves" - Ritva Laaksonen, a neuropsychologist and psychotherapist at the KL Institute, a psychotherapy training centre
Fear that is continually repressed and is excessive becomes PANIC.. and panic is a very unnatural emotion.
Panic have caused other people to kill other people. Wars have started because of this. Decisions have been made because of this. Nations have fallen as well because of Panic.
The solution for excessive fear is to keep your mind busy with what has to be done and not to what might happen.
BE REMINDED: That too much fear is not good, and living in fear would not help you live the life the way you want it to be. Fear is just this instant or innate reaction we have that advices and reminds us to be cautious in our actions and be aware with it's consequences.
You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. ~Mary Manin MorrisseyNever allow your fear to grow bigger. It blocks everything, and might motivate you to take actions that would harm you. :)
Quotes about Fear:
Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety. ~Henry H. Tweedy
To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. ~Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. ~Aeschylus