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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

MESSAGE OF THE DAY: FORWARDED BY GOPAL NAIR, INDIA

Understanding Fear And Its Effects


The reason we sometimes cannot see the other options, when faced with a
challenging situation, is because our deepest learned habit is to create
fear and then react from that fear, and it's fear that shuts down our
ability to create choices, not to mention paralyzing our ability to assess
the strengths and weakness of each option and make the right choice.


We have been taught to believe that the fear is normal and natural. But the truth is that
the fear paralyzes our ability to create what may be much more
appropriate and effective responses. Fear is a learned habit and very soon
we are generating fearfulness at the slightest perceived threat. Contrary to
popular belief, fear has absolutely no value to our well-being. E.g. You
don't even need fear to respond effectively to the unexpected encounter with a tiger.
You need the cool, calm and concentrated focus of the gymnast and the creativity of
the artist to respond effectively. It's not the tiger that scares you, it's what you do with
the tiger in your mind that generates the fear. Who or what are the tigers or fears in your life?


What are you doing with them in your mind?

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