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Ezine Articles- Learning to become Free From Fear

Learning to Become Free From Fear
By []Iya Ifalola Omobola

Many of us today live so much in the midst of it that we do not even realize what it means to be free from fear. We succumbed to the emotion so long ago that it has become a regular part of our being. We are governed by its dictates and react to situations based upon its directives.

How did we get so engrained in such false evidence appearing real, as people tend to reference fear? It starts when we are small children. Parents use "boogey men" and other forms of not-so-veiled threats when children are young. There are always some sort of fearful consequences for actions if they are not the desired ones. There are even negative reinforcements that are intended to generate fear for so-called bad behavior - "Santa Clause is not going to bring you anything for Christmas" or "The Easter Bunny is not going to leave you anything."

As we get older, the types of fear-generated threats change with the concept remaining the same. Fear is used to keep us in line. We will get fired if we do not perform the tasks assigned to us by our bosses even if they go against who we innately are. You must threaten people on the phone to pay their bill or you will lose your job. You cannot find an amiable way to show them how to meet the desired end, you must use brute force to compel them to pay or you will be fired. You must pick up the meat you accidently dropped on the floor and put it in the sandwich you are making anyway or you will pay for the loss from your paycheck or with your job. You cannot tell your manager that the way they want you to complete a task is doomed for failure if you do not want to get fired. Then you have to endure the fear that you might get fired anyway by having the blame for the failure placed on you anyway.

The media doesn't make things any better. I have to find a way to get my husband to stop listening to the news in the morning. I awaken every day to reports of killings in the east, murders in the west, droughts in the north and flooding in the south. I know there is positive news. I see it every day. But we only hear about the negative things on the news. This reinforces our fear for our lives and the what-ifs.

The what-ifs are what get us every time. What if it doesn't rain for a month? The crops won't grow. What if it rains too much again? Our basements will flood. What if "they" decide to set off another bomb here? What if "we" set off a bomb there and they retaliate? What if I don't have the money to pay the electric bill next month? What if I get sick and can't go to work?

We look around and see that we are still alive, still going strong and still are managing to keep moving forward. And yet the fears of what could be are ever-present, creating an aura of fear that creates a wall that blocks us from even daring to dream anything else is possible.

We are co-creators of our lives. It is impossible, though, to be an artist if you are simply struggling to survive. You are too steeped in what you perceive to be real to even take a glimpse at the infinite possibilities. Learn to let go of the trappings of your fear. When you feel it showing its face, learn to smile at it and coax it to another level of understanding. You will see that the energy that was generated by the fear will be transformed into a valuable source of manna to power into your desired vision for the future. When you are free from fear, you then become free to create your world.

When you can release yourself and become free from fear, your world opens into a completing new and invigorating direction. You are able to begin painting the picture of the world you want to live and then you are able to start creating it. Learn more about how award-winning author, Iya Ifalola Omobola, teaches you to overcome fear by visiting here -

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