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If Your Heart’s Filled With Faith Then You Can’t Fear

January 28, 2009


FEAR: a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.

We fear the unknown, we fear what people tell us we should fear, we fear being alone, we fear taking chances and at times we fear so much that we don’t follow our instincts.

We are taught to fear at a young age. Fear is taught by parents, churches, politicians, teachers, pharmaceuticals (people as we know it) as a form of behavior modification. If you do not “follow the rules” or “agree”, “these bad things can happen to you.”

Following childhood, we almost get addicted to fear, we are trained through media and the people we look up to to “restrict and/or limit” ourselves. I wouldn’t say we have no part of this, I am not a psychologist but I do believe that fear is  also a natural feeling we get from something unexpected, perhaps a loud noise after a a few seconds of a quiet atmosphere, or when you lose something that is valuable, be it money that helps us take care of ourselves. Whatever is uncertain can be  nerve-wrecking for many people, especially ones who like to keep things organized and have full control.

How Can We Overcome Fear?

According to The Secret and What the Bleep Do We Know, there should be a balance between our thoughts. More importantly we should have and maintain a “positive” way of thinking. As Human beings we are powerful and we can manifest things with our thoughts. This I can relate to with spirituality and having faith. Trusting, your Universe, Creator, or God, to take care of you and/or your situations.

From my experience, praying, talking to myself in confidence, asserting positive energy, trusting that everything will work out eventually, and being brave allows me to overcome obstacles. It’s okay to cry, ok to be afraid however, do not forget that EVERYTHING we experience is temporary. There is Nothing to fear. Here is a nice quote from the Bible, a wise, spiritual, and humbling book.

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

2 Comments leave one →
  1. danaeverard permalink
    January 28, 2009 10:46 pm

    Nice post, Lyric. One of my favorite quotations, since you mention the Bible, is this: “Perfect love casteth out fear” (1 John 4:18). THere’s also a nice meditation from Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel Dune: “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

    Fear is an old biological program that’s often simply irrelevant these days. But sometimes it’s still useful after all. Our fear can guide us when nothing else can. It pinpoints our awareness and makes us hyperalert, ready for a quick response to events.

    Thanks for your blog. I’ll visit again.


    • lyricspoetic permalink*
      January 28, 2009 11:09 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting Dana, I appreicate your additional input also. Fear is definitely somthing that hinders our growth. There’s a book called “Failing Forward” that’s pretty amazing too.

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