Face Your Fears.

Via on Jul 29, 2012

Fear is an immensely powerful emotion.

It is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s kept people alive for millions of years.

It’s stopped you from walking across the street and getting hit by a car.

However, at some point, life will rob you. You don’t have a choice.

When it robs you, it’s going to hurt badly. This may come in the form of losing a job, getting a divorce, or losing a loved one. What’s leftover is fear.

You have to become friends with that feeling because if you want to do anything in your life worth doing, you will encounter this gut wrenching fear. It’s a very painful experience.

The loss  of control is what makes us vulnerable.

The goal is to know how to come to terms with the fact that you might lose control of your emotions. It’s a painful feeling. In life, we want to control things. We want to win; we’ve been taught to win. Fear doesn’t work this way; it will turn the bravest and boldest person into nothing.

No one can teach you this.

You must experience it on your own.

You may read this in a book. But if you don’t experience it on your own, you will not have the slightest way of coming to terms with it.

Historically, it is something that has made a human being great. It has made us resilient behind belief. But it is very painful and something we like to avoid.

So work on it every day, know that small fearful event is something that will spread into every area of your life…if you don’t overcome it.

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 Editor: Brianna Bemel

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About Robert Piper

Robert Piper is a speaker, writer, specialist in Eastern meditation systems, and an advocate for a happier society. His new book is called Meditation Muscle: America's New Workout for the Mind to Increase Happiness, Build Resiliency, and Excel Under Pressure. He writes for Origin Magazine, Huffington Post, and Elephant Journal. You can find him at his website robertpiper.org on Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. [...] Face Your Fears. (elephantjournal.com) [...]

  2. [...] Fear, Inhibition, Failure and Apprehension grudgingly joined him on the sidelines, impatiently waiting for the day when they too would have a winning hand in my contentment. [...]

  3. [...] Fear exists simply because you are not living with life, you are living in your mind. Your fear is always about what’s going to happen next. That means your fear is always about that which does not exist. If your fear is about the nonexistent your fear is 100 percent imaginary. If you are suffering the non-existential, we call that insanity. If you are afraid or if you are suffering anything which does not exist, it amounts to insanity. Doesn’t it? People are always suffering either what happened yesterday or what may happen tomorrow. So, your suffering is always about that which does not exist simply because you’re not rooted in reality, you’re always rooted in your mind. Mind is one part memory and another part imagination—yet, both of them are in one way imagination because both of them don’t exist right now. You are lost in your imagination, that’s the basis of your fear. If you are rooted in reality, there would be no fear. Via sponsor, Isha Foundation. [...]

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