Fear is the great barrier to human growth. It is said that when we are born into this physical universe we bring with us only two fears, of loud noise and of falling, both engendered by the birth process. As we grow older we learn more and more fears so that by the time we reach maturity we—or most of us—are loaded with them. We have grown physically, but our real growth, the realization of our true potential, has been sadly impeded.
‘But fear doesn’t need doors and windows. It works from the inside’ Andrew Clements
Unknowns create fears. We may fear the darkness because we don’t know what’s there. A physical pain may create fear because we don’t know what it may imply. When these Unknowns become Knowns the fears diminish and disappear and we are able to cope with whatever confronts us.
All of us have enough Unknowns in our lives—and enough fears. We have no need to look for more. Yet there are times when we don’t have any choice.
‘Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is generally believed that as we go through life we don’ t really change. We just become more of the same. Barring the usual exceptions that, as we say, prove the rule, when we look around us as the years go by, this seems quite valid. On the whole, people don’ t change, and most of us strongly resist change.
Nevertheless, all our worries and wars are based upon change. We fear that something will happen, or we fear that it won’t; so we fight to prevent change or to speed up the process. But whatever we do, change is 100 percent guaranteed. The only question is its rate. Slow change we interpret as evolution, fast as revolution. Changes are the epitome of Unknowns—the greatest of fear generators.
In order for us to be able to grow and evolve as individuals it is important for us to release ourselves from the ever constricting binds of fear. Fear is the great limiter of mind and of the soul, remove this limiter and a whole new world of possibilities opens up. Fear can be can be caused through change, but can also be resolved through change. Do not fear change; Embrace it.
We are the creators of our own fears, no one else can do this for us. No one else can force us to be afraid, being afraid is a choice made by you. But with the same understanding, we can also chose to not be afraid. We can chose to not let fear have any hold on us whatsoever. You do not have to let fear control you, do things because you want to do them. Not because your afraid to do them.
You are the creator of your own reality. You are the creator of your own destiny. You have the power to chose how you are going to live your life. And you can chose to either let fear control you, or you can chose to be Fearless.