Fear of Fear?
Fear of Fear? And What is Fear Anyway?
I realized at some point I was becoming stagnant because I had a fear of fear itself. I heard long ago that the letters of fear stand for False Evidence Appearing Real. And in many cases I now look to see if that is the case. The answer is Yes.
My mind conjures up all these thoughts and I respond to them as if they are real. But it is False Evidence until I actually go through an experience.
In some arenas I've just gone by the adage, "feel the fear and do it anyway". I just do something and then wait for the consequences instead of assuming that I already know what the consequences are.
In other words, it is working better for me to do little "thinking" and even "planning". I'm starting to see the world as it is. We do something and the consequences come and we won't know what it is until it comes. Then we adjust the next action.
PS I can't wait to see your video about fear
, Steve. But in any case I thought I'd write what is on my mind.