“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato
Fear can limit us. Even fear has a reason for us, as do all our emotions and characteristics. We just don’t let them control us. Let’s not be afraid to conquer our fear.
If negative emotions are already prevalent in us, we switch to a state of threat and our usual ability to think is greatly diminished. There are multiple ways to return to our usual state of acting with reason again, with full capacity. And when we are again able to see all the information that we simply could not see in the limited state of emergency.
The simplest mini panacea is deep breathing. Also, nature, sunshine, and any distraction. At home, we can focus on one completely different activity, thing, sound or thought that will distract us and reduce the power of negative emotions like fear. And if we allow ourselves some relaxation, we return to our normal state.
Just as we don’t live in the past, we don’t live in the future, it’s not here yet. So, let’s not burn our precious energy and let ourselves be surprised by life, let’s leave enough space for real life.
After all, how can we just remind ourselves not to forget that the threat around us is at every corner, and after all, we live normally relatively fearlessly. We shouldn’t help the threats; we shouldn’t weaken ourselves unnecessarily. And above all, we shouldn’t give a threat the power it doesn’t really have… You can think about it for a while, compare this situation with some other unpleasant situation from the past, how you handled it, what experience or lessons it gave you. The situations we’ve been through give us strength. How much strength do you have? Just think about how many situations have made you stronger in your lifetime.
It depends on you. How much strength do you have? Just think about how many situations have made you stronger in your lifetime.
Once you make up your mind, you can have a stronger or more decisive, more balanced attitude towards the threat and be better prepared. Maybe you just need to be careful, respect your body and psyche and your surroundings.
Our brains are made to work, to think. That’s why our brains want information. Given the amount of information around us, we should learn to process and analyse information. Forget about terms like Real/Fake News, at least for a while. Information is information. We, individually, determine information as „true“ or „false“, as useful, or not, as interesting, or not. We shouldn’t put the responsibility on others, or on the information itself. We should think for ourselves, do the work for our brains. And we shouldn’t worry about any information. There is food for thought in every piece of information, that’s what information is for. And let’s not be afraid to speak out loud our questions, our opinion, our analysis of the information. Let us discuss openly. Let us only accept information that is appropriate for us at any given time.
We each have our own destiny in each moment, with our own situations unfolding, our own challenges (partner, health, etc.), which again we perceive according to our nature and current mind and body set. Today our neighbour is lucky, and you are not, tomorrow it may be the other way around. That’s just fine, no need for any regret or remorse. We all cannot have the same life, nor we all have the same life. We all do not experience the same situations, we do not think the same way, nor we have the same emotions. Which is the natural state of our being.
Surely life is about responsibility. If we always feel fear, or if we avoid solutions and rather lean towards patches, then we will not even be sufficiently prepared for the moment when we need to have the most solid ground under our feet. How we create that ground is up to us.
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