What is your Biggest Fear?
December 15, 2021 • Insights on Life
Everyone has fears.
Fear is the highest state of consciousness for the instinctive mind. The instinctive mind, the conscious mind, is tied to our five senses and our physical body. As long as we have a physical body, as long as we live in our physical body, we are subject to the rules of it. The key is learning to manage this.
The highest state of consciousness for the instinctive mind is fear and from there it descends to raging anger, retaliatory jealousy and progressively gets worse.
To think that we will never experience fear or don’t experience fear is delusional. Everyone experiences some degree of fear at some point or another. Some form of fear or another. Fear can manifest itself in many ways – the avoidance of doing something differently even though we know it’s better for us, not taking ownership of our actions, making excuses, and more.
As we grow and mature as a soul, awareness has to leave one area of the mind that it has grown accustomed to and move to another. This act invokes some degree of uncertainty and fear. The instinctive mind fears what it does not know. The instinctive mind likes things to be the same. Successful individuals such as the highest performing artists, athletes and entrepreneurs face this. To get to the next level of accomplishment one must leave the current level and its the current level that the instinctive mind has become accustomed to.
Familiarity breeds security — we feel safe with what we know even if what we know may not be good for us. A sense of comfort and safety comes with familiarity.
But sometimes what we are familiar with is something or someone that is not good for us. It takes a lot of courage to step out of this old familiarity into something new. The fear of the unknown is what prevents a lot of people from doing so. Many would prefer to remain in an unhealthy position because it’s what they know and it’s safer than to venture into something new.
Our ability to understand how the mind works and focus is paramount in managing fear. Focus leads to observation and observation allows us to see what is beneficial to us and what is not. It also allows us to see ahead and gives us the opportunity to understand what it is we are stepping into. This can significantly contribute towards reducing fear.
What is your biggest fear?
To answer this question honestly and transparently takes a tremendous amount of courage. It is well worth doing so. As long as part of us is anchored in fear we leave ourselves in the doorway to all lower emotions.
Learning to understand and manage fear is one of the best things you can do. To do so start with learning about the mind.
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