So much to fear - if we
There are common fears that can invade our lives,
lessen our wellbeing,
and rob us of happiness. A general fear of failing
in life can be the
result of fear in one or more areas such as with
personal health or
workplace conditions. A common fear is social
There are many niche fears that are more confined
such as fear of
heights, closed spaces, mice, strangers, public
speaking and more.
Fear tears at our insides and causes us to feel
inadequate and panicky.
It can be uncomfortable to horrifying and
uncontrolled can lead to a
lower quality of life. In our endeavor to be happier
we should consider
learning more about fear, its causes and possible
ways of dealing with
it. Fire up your search engine or head for the
library and learn more
One suggestion offered through the ages is that it
is not an event that
causes fear, but it is the fear of that event. If it
is in our thoughts
then it is something that we might control by
altering our ideas,
attitudes, or actions.
"For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful
thing, but the fear
of death or hardship." - Epictetus (55-135)
Try to free yourself from guilt or shame. If you
have erred badly
correct it or forget it. Talk it over with a friend.
Look for good in
yourself and in others. Avoid large doses of hyped
bad news reporting
and look for some good stories.
Criticism by peers at work or school is a real cause
of fear yet it may
indicate the attackers' emotional problems. They may
need to put others
down in order to feel adequate. Bullying is harmful
and it should be discussed with friends, family, and
others that can
provide help or suggestions.
There is only one you, unique and deserving of a
good life, so feel
good about yourself just the way you are.