Fearless Living - Fear Less, Love More
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Kathleen_Bren]Kathleen Bren
A happy and fulfilling life experience can be boiled down to the choices we make in each moment. We either choose to look at our lives through the eyes of love or through the eyes of fear. We either look for evidence around us that supports our physical, mental and spiritual well-being or we look for evidence that supports a belief in disease and lack.
When we look at our lives through the eyes of love, we affirm our willingness to be open to the unconditional love of God. And when our coffers are full we freely extend that love to those around us through our willingness to be forgiving, understanding and compassionate.
When we look at our lives through the eyes of fear, we deny our willingness to be open to the unconditional love of God. We affirm our belief in scarcity, limitation, lack. And because our coffers are never full when we entertain fear thoughts, we extend that fear to those around us by nitpicking, judging and criticizing others. Love fills us up; fear breaks us down.
Fear is the equivalent of mental bait. It is a carrot the mind holds over our heads with the hope that we will take the bait and run with it. Fear thoughts can multiply quickly and easily render the mind hostage, completely captivated by the fearsome specter of its tale of doom.
As soon as one of them gets a hook in us, it's as if someone hit the panic button. Once the alarm has been tripped, we can easily become overwhelmed by a stampede of scary thoughts and unpleasant images.
Don't take the bait.
Fear is not a necessary component of a balanced and happy life. In fact, it is a detour away from happiness. Although it is impossible to master fear because what we focus on increases in size, it is possible to let fear run its course without doing anything about it.
Frequently we experience uncomfortable feeling as the wave of fear washes over our minds, and our knee-jerk reaction is to attempt to outrun the wave by overeating, drinking to excess, resisting change, withdrawing, placating others, etc. None of these tactics ever works for long.
Like a tsunami that weakens as it gets closer to shore, the wave of fear will eventually lose momentum and naturally retreat from whence it came. All we have to do is let go of resisting the wave and simply let it run its course.
All attempts to squash or outmaneuver or runaway from fear only serve to keep it alive and fuel its flames. Like a child throwing a temper tantrum the more attention feat gets the more unreasonable it becomes. It may take seconds, minutes or hours for the wave to pass, but rest assured - it will pass. And when it does, we get on with the business of focusing on the positive and looking for evidence that life loves us.
Kathleen Bren is dedicated to helping women transform their lives from the inside out. If you are searching for greater happiness, meaning and purpose in your life, you will get oodles of inspirational insights, uplifting messages and soulful contemplations through her online ezine - SoulfulGirls.
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