Fear. A word with a meaning that we usually don’t welcome in our lives. Why is that? What is fear exactly? And do we approach it wisely?
In principle, fear is a basic and crucial response to physical or emotional danger. Necessary to protect ourselves from genuine threats. Now quite often, we still experience fear when there is no real threat. And yet, we fear that there is. How can we work with ourselves to move past this?
There is a psychological approach that says: do what you are afraid of and the fear will go. And there is a Buddhist approach that says: live in the now, let go of control and practice gratitude. To add another thing to the mix, some time ago I read somewhere that F.E.A.R. can have two meanings: Forget Everything And Run OR Face Everything And Rise.
Take your pick!