In today’s fast-paced world, fear is everywhere. Fear of what others think, fear of failure, fear of the unknown – even fear of success. It is a universal emotion that can be crippling and lead to self-doubt, depression, and isolation. But it can also be a great motivator for change and an incredible source of power to overcome your fears and achieve your goals. In this article, I will talk about how to overcome fear and take control of your life.
Where Fear Comes From
The answer is that it comes from us– from our own minds and imagination. It’s important to remember that, as humans, we’ve evolved to the stage where almost all of our fears are now self-created. So, just like we created it, we can also destroy it! We usually create fear in our minds by imagining “what ifs”. It’s inside your head that the fear exists in the first place.
It can be scary to try something new, such as a new exercise routine or starting your own business. We tend to imagine all the ways it could go wrong and focus on these imagined negative outcomes. However, just because we imagine these things happening, that doesn’t mean they will happen, or that they will be as painful as we think. When we fear something it is mainly because we haven’t tried it before and are at risk of making a fool of ourselves. Most of us have had the experience of anticipating an event, such as a job interview, a first date, or a big speech, and coming up with all the ways it might go wrong. We imagine ourselves being humiliated, rejected, or embarrassed. We start sweating and our hearts beat faster. We might even feel nauseous.
Make a list of the Things You Are Afraid to Do
Make a list of the Things You Are Afraid to Do and you might be surprised by what you find. We all have things that scare us. Whether it’s something big like public speaking or something small like making a phone call. Even though we’re afraid to do things, most of us still do them anyway. The fear is often worse in our minds than in reality. By facing our fears, we can gradually push ourselves to do more things and build confidence along the way.
Here are some quotes to stop overcoming fear by Paramahansa Yogananda:
“Meet everyone and each situation in the war zone of existence with the mental fortitude of a legend and the grin of a victor”
“You are an offspring of God. What have you to fear?”
“Feeling of dread toward disappointment or affliction is developed by turning over such considerations in the cognizant psyche until they become established in the psyche and lastly in the superconscious. Then, at that point, the superconscious and subliminally attached dread starts to develop and fill the cognizant psyche with dread plants that are not so natural to obliterate as the first suspected would have been, and these in the long run bear their noxious, demise managing organic products….”
“Remove them from inside by strong focus upon boldness, and by moving your cognizance to the outright tranquility of God inside.”
“Whatever you dread, remove your psyche from it and pass on it to God. Have confidence in Him. Much enduring is expected basically to stress. Why endure now when the disease has not yet come? Since a large portion of our ills come through dread, in the event that you surrender dread you will be free on the double. The recuperating will be a moment. Consistently, before you rest, certify: “The Heavenly Father is with me; I am safeguarded.” Mentally encircle yourself with Spirit….You will feel His magnificent assurance.”
“At the point when the awareness is kept on God, you will have no feelings of dread; each impediment will then be overwhelmed by boldness and confidence.”
“Dread comes from the heart. If at any point you feel defeat by fear of some disease or mishap, you ought to breathe in and breathe out profoundly, gradually, and musically a few times, unwinding with every exhalation. This assists the dissemination with becoming typical. In the event that your heart is genuinely tranquil, you can’t feel dread by any means.”
Technique for Relaxing the Body
“Tense with will: By order of will, direct the existence energy (through the course of strain) to flood the body or any body part. Feel the energy vibrating there, empowering and rejuvenating. Unwind and feel: Relax the strain, and feel the relieving shiver of new life and imperativeness in the re-energized region. Feel that you are not the body; you are that life that supports the body. Feel the harmony, the opportunity, the expanded mindfulness that accompanies the tranquility created by the act of this strategy.”
“Many individuals come to me to discuss their concerns. I ask them to sit unobtrusively, contemplate, and ask; and subsequent to feeling serenity inside, to consider the substitute ways by which the issue can be tackled or killed. At the point when the psyche is quiet in God when the confidence is solid in God, they track down an answer for their concern. Just disregarding issues will not settle them, however, neither one of the wills agonize over them. Ponder until you become quiet; then put your brain on your concern and supplicate profoundly for God’s assistance. Focus on the issue and you will track down an answer without going through the horrible type of stress….”
“Keep in mind, more noteworthy than 1,000,000 thoughts of the brain is to sit and think upon God until you feel serenity inside. Then tell the Lord, “I can’t take care of my concern alone, regardless of whether I thought a zillion various considerations; yet I can settle it by putting it in Your grasp, asking first for Your direction, and afterward finishing by thinking out the different plots for a potential arrangement.” God assists the people who with aiding themselves. At the point when your psyche is quiet and loaded up with confidence subsequent to appealing to God in reflection, you can see different responses to your concerns; and in light of the fact that your brain is quiet, you are fit for selecting the best arrangement. Follow that arrangement, and you will meet with progress. This is applying the study of religion in your everyday existence.”