Fear is an emotion.
Definition of emotion
as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the bodyWebster Dictionary
There is an uncontrollable reaction in our mind and body to fear. Fear will make us do things that we would not normally do. Fear makes us think things we would not normally think.
Do not let the throughts of fear paralyze you.
Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear ItselfFranklin D. Roosevelt
Most of what people worry about never happens so why do we worry so much. We worry because it is uncontrollable. Fear bubbles up out of no where and infects our minds. The demons and nightmares in our minds become a reality because we can feel the pain. The mind makes these fears real through our emotions, physiology and behavior. The fear is there so we must acknowledge it. We must see the fear and live with the fear. We must have the strength and courage to be in that uncomfortable place and still take action. Take action in spite of the fear. When our mind is telling us NO! We still move forward because we know that is the right thing to do. Eventually the fear becomes an excitement. We still feel the fear but it does not stop us or paralyze us. The fear encourages us that we are on the right path.
Now FEAR becomes:
False Evidence Appearing Real
photo: Edvard Munch-Scream