Thursday, March 29, 2007

Five(5) Natural Emotions - Fear

Please read the previous Grief , Anger and Envy posts.

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 Morrissey
Never 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

15 comments:

Ghee said...

yay!first ako??
ghee | Homepage | 03.29.07 - 12:19 pm |

Ghee said...

whoahhh!ako nga!!LOL!

very educational,Tina..
less fear,less trouble..you made me think and ponder here...what is my fear these days?do i have it?or is it sufficient to have it?hmmmm..

just waht you`ve written..we need fear to be cautious

nice post again,gurl!!
ghee | Homepage | 03.29.07 - 12:22 pm |

Ychel said...

fear...my mom always tells us about ghosts..blahs blahs..kaya tuloy takot ako sa ghosts.haha! and other things. and too much is not good! PANIC!!! dont panic..it coz things that will harm us. truuee!

take care tina!!mwahugs..
ychel | Homepage | 03.29.07 - 6:33 pm |

pam said...

naks. ang educational.hehehe. saludo ka sa akin?! wahehe! salamat! haha. sana matapos ko na rin yung IR na yun.

anyway, isa lang naman ang fear ko. death of my loved ones.

tc!
pam | Homepage | 03.29.07 - 9:42 pm |

Angelo said...

There's nothing to fear but fear itself!
Angelo | Homepage | 03.29.07 - 9:52 pm |

Aisha said...

so true. ang fear tlga.. pag nging sobra sobra nko nkktkot dn eh
Aisha | Homepage | 03.29.07 - 9:48 pm |

Ann said...

As a mom, I have lots of fear for my kids, their safety, their future..etc. As a wife..hhhmmm..slight...hehehe.
ann | Homepage | 03.30.07 - 1:26 am |

Iskoo said...

eto yung ibang klaseng fear:

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" (Prov. 1:7).
iskoo | Homepage | 03.30.07 - 2:00 am |

Sidney said...

I am not fearful but I have a phobia. Claustrophobia, I am afraid of small closed spaces. It is very hard to get rid of that. It is so irrational.
Sidney | Homepage | 03.30.07 - 10:08 am |

Ferdz said...

This is really great Tina. Very helpful and educational. With this your readers may better understand their emotions and become more aware of it. 1 more natural emotiona and I'm guessing it's one a lot are familiar with.

Great post!
Ferdz | Homepage | 03.30.07 - 10:12 am |

tin said...

when I was a kid, mom never talked about ghosts. Simula nung nakakapanood na ko sa TV at sa mga kwento ng kalaro ko, dun lang ako naging aware, and so I asked mom. Pero sabi niya, di raw totoo yun. At naniwala ako. Last year, mama had seen a ghost for the first time, at kinewento niya samin. Doon lang kami naniwala.
tin | Homepage | 03.30.07 - 11:28 am |

Dimaks said...

I like Henry Tweedy's line ..very dynamic
dimaks | Homepage | 03.30.07 - 12:00 pm |

joy said...

wow.. ang ganda ng post... *clap clap* napagaralan ko din ata sa psych ko ang 5 natural emotions... hehehe...
joy | Homepage | 03.30.07 - 10:25 pm |

Sherica said...

Wow sis Thanks for that medyo naliwanagan din ako
pwede request? sana ung susunod is about friendship naman hehehe.
Sherica | Homepage | 03.31.07 - 2:00 am |

Cha said...

agree, too much fear is not good.
it's okay to have fears, but i think it's a good thing to face your fears,,
cha | Homepage | 03.31.07 - 10:14 am |