The Comfortable Grip of Fear

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Under: Articles

There is so much going on in the world today.  I was having a discussion with a friend of mine about the future, what's happening with the economy and life in general.  

I said to her, "I can see it getting better but people have to let go of the comfortable grip of fear."

The comfortable grip of fear?  I paused after I said that to her.  For some people, the fear that is out there in the media, the economy, even what is created in their own minds, is very comfortable.

I wondered how that could be so.  Why would we be comfortable being in this place?  

Well, let's look at fear itself.  I remember I was in a training class once that broke up the letters of fear to read "False Expectations Appearing Real."  And while there are times that having fear is a very healthy thing (like if you're driving off the road at a high speed or there is a threat to your life), it is also something that takes away opportunities.

Yes, this is a tough time for many.  But as long as we live in this grip, this terror, we will watch the world slowly get back on track.  At this point, it seems that the speed slow is not going to serve us.

If we analyze what we have in front of us, take steps to make it well again, then we'll move forward.  Fear can paralyze us into not taking action.  Isn't it true though the only things that create change is for us to take action?  So in this case, how is fear serving us?

Yes, it may be easy to buy into the fear, especially if you leave the TV on at night.   But if you put it in it's place, you'll see that the comfortable grip of fear will finally lose it's hold on you.

~Copyright 2009-2011, Mary D'Alba (Spiritualitygirl)~

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