Letting Go Of Fear
Fear can control us. When we live in fear, we feel paralysed, anxious, and in constant worry. Excitement and fear do not coexist. Fear is associated with anxiety, depression, and lack of self confidence. Negative feelings can be difficult to change, but the truth is that we are the one in control of how we feel. Sometimes, we confuse fear with fate. We forget that we are in control of our lives, and we choose the path we want to be in.
It's easy to ignore or deny our fears, even to ourselves. That’s why is necessary to identify the root of our fears, in order to make a conscious commitment to stop thinking negatively. We can use our fears to identify problems and solve them effectively. If we keep letting our fears control our actions, it will keep us from living the life of our dreams.
I’ve learned that in order to overcome my fears, I had to stay away from people that may upset or overwhelm me. It’s vital to be aware of how our environment influence us. We are constantly absorbing the energy around us. If we are placed in a room with a negative person, their energy can be very toxic. Learning to recognise people who can bring you down, is a great spiritual skill that can help you to overcome fear and anxiety: pay attention to what is holding you back and stay away.
It’s very common to focus on the negative aspects of a situation, or the negative aspects of our lives, instead of investing our thoughts in a positive outcome. The root of fear is negativity. We can only let go of fear when we understand that we are allowing ourselves to be fearful, and that we have the power to change how we feel. The perception we have of ourselves is powerful. Our fears lose power over us when we refuse to fuel the fires of negativity. Our ego is grounded in fear. Learning to deal with fear is all about dealing with our negative thoughts in a way that we can understand that they are just thoughts, and not reality. It’s putting our negativity in perspective.
When fear is behind our decisions in life, we become inactive. We can only find the motivation to change our life for the better when we embrace positivity, and we remain hopeful, in order to understand our purpose in life. Living in fear is settling for values that only makes us miserable and unhappy.
Remember that failure is part of life. We all must be prepared to deal with failure in a natural way, so we don’t feed our fears. Look for emotional balance by understanding that confronting a fear doesn't always lead to a complete elimination of the fear. All you need to do is to put your focus on improving the quality of your thoughts and your self confidence, and before you know it, you will be able to make decisions based on positive emotions.
A negative outcome isn't something we look forward to. That’s why in order to let go of anxiety and fear, it is important to trust that you will be okay no matter what happens. Even if the worst scenario happens, you still have every opportunity to deal with it, and come out stronger on the other side. When we understand that we will be okay despite the circumstances, letting go of negativity becomes easier. For some of us seems difficult to come to the realisation that when we worry about things, we are not helping the situation at all; but by letting go of fear, we are able to feel driven, empowered, and armed with resources.
Start your positive journey by writing your fears down, acknowledging them, and throwing them away. When we have the courage to put everything that are holding us back in life in a paper, we are halfway there. Most of our fears are eating us from the inside, but, the thing is that we are so used to them, that we just assume they are part of us. When we take responsibility for our future, we can find the motivation to stay determined to persevere, even when it seems impossible to do it. Visualise how your life would be without fear and anxiety, and surround yourself with positivity. Constantly reminding yourself that what you want is not impossible, is the best way to achieve it. Let your faith be bigger than your fears, and love yourself enough to set yourself free from irrational and negative feelings.