Monday, December 28, 2009

Fear and insecurity







"LET me not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless in facing them."

Rabindranath Tagore


"When we love, we are courageous;
and courage has nothing to do

with being fearless, 
it's about being willing to 
experience fear, even dread, 
to do what we must,
without guarantee of outcome."

Vanna Bonta




~ I Run Away | Britney Spears ~

We seek to control our lives when we do not trust, when we do not love. Our ego, perceiving itself to be vulnerable and insecure, uses control in an effort to protect itself. At the root of our need to control, we find FEAR. It may be fear of the unknown. Fear of not coping. Fear of loss. Or possibly even fear of looking stupid. And as our efforts to control other people and events invariably fail, our fear increases. Trust, on the other hand, is a quality of the soul. While control is a tool of the mind, trust and faith are aspects of the heart. Trust comes with the deep knowing that we are spiritual beings in physical bodies. When we trust enough in life to give up our need to control, we can relax and open to the flow of energy in our lives. This brings peace of mind. 




Fear can be paralyzing, making those things we truly desire to do become impossible.  The phobias born from fear can be defeated in the mind, where the desire can be courageous enough to battle those fears.

Anyone can do anything they set their mind to do.



 

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