Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Day 297: Why is Fear Never Real?


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Im going to start with a great Quote from the not so great Movie After Earth:

“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity Kitai. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.”

Fear is not real. Fear is a choice. Even though the movie in general was not so great I did enjoy it, because of its theme which is based on the point of fear and overcoming fear. And you can relate the fear to any fear – is never real, It’s always based on our minds and always based on the future and never based on what is actually physically here.


Why Fear is never real

Fear cannot be real because fear is something that we create in our own minds – we literally imagine it. The only place you can find fear is in the minds of those who choose to create it. It’s all future based. For example fear of heights: Some people totally freak out when looking down from a great height, the fear is falling and dying, but in the present moment all you are doing is looking down. The fear is created based on what is not actually here.

The way the father grounds his son in the Movie is also cool and very beneficial:

Kitai, calm down. Take a knee. Root yourself in this present moment now. Sight, sound, smell.”

See, the fear and stress is created in our minds. It when we start thinking about the future and possible outcomes and all the uncertainties involved that the problem is created. We - for a moment – actually leave the present moment and get lost in our minds creating imaginary fear. So when this happens “ Take a knee” – meaning bring yourself back into the present moment that is here. Get yourself out of the mind and stop thinking. Look around you, breathe the air , listen to the environment – ground yourself in the present moment. You always want to be HERE in the present moment.

So stop creating fear – when you start fearing something what do you know? That You are not here in the moment. Fear is never real.

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