"Fear is an adaptive behavior that we have to help identify threats. It is an ability that has allowed us as humans to survive predators and natural disasters". - Nadia Kounang, CNN
Fear can be rather scary sometimes, but only if you let it.
We are born with only two fears: Loud Noises and Falling, everything else is learned over the years. Yes, it stops us from getting into situations that could lead to death or other harmful outcomes, What we need to do is figure out and draw a line between what is truly dangerous and harmful, from what is us getting caught up in our thoughts and self created fears.
When we experience fear or excitement that is our brain sending out a chemical massage, The thing is, is that fear and excitement are the exact same message. It's when we notice the feeling and give it a name that is starts to have meaning. It's all about out perception of an experience.
It is this pattern of thought after the initial rush of adrenaline that creates fear, or excitement.
When you think negatively your subconscious mind has the power to create exactly what you think of, leading to fear and worry. Thinking positively, with excitement and joy the subconscious creates and outcome that is positive, exciting, and joyous.
You're blind, 80% deaf, and traveling alone in an unknown country. You know absolutely no one, and you have to trust strangers to get you from place to place, or else you could find yourself in a very hazardous situation.
What emotions well up inside? Panic, anxiety, terror, unease, fear? Why? What is there to be afraid of?
There are many people in the world who do this on a daily basis, and they don't let fear stop them. Take Tony Giles for example, he went blind when he was ten, he is now 27,
However, it is extremely hard to change your way of thinking, completely possible, but still hard. After years and years of thinking a certain way, it's going to take a lot of mental exercising. Thankfully there are a few things that will help you change your thoughts.
Morning Pages: Julia Cameron created this tool to help others produce creativity and personal transformation. Your vulnerability in the early morning allows you to write truthfully and purposefully.
Three Blessings: Before you go to bed, write down three good things that happened during the day Then, write down why each of them happened. What happened? What lead up to it? What caused that lead up? Why did you right it down? This will force you to really think about what is behind every experience that happens. You will start to notice what
Gratitude Visits: Think of someone who has done something important for you whom you have never properly thanked, In a letter, write down exactly what they did for you, meet with the person face-to-face and read the gratitude letter to them (oop, what's that feeling you feel here? Confrontation can cause people to feel "fear" how can you change that into excitement?)
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