Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Understanding Fear and Removing it from Mind.

Fear is a psychic state of mind. Animals and we, humans, both are in-built with this trait called fear. Some type of fears are needed for existence and protecting our self from dangers. There are instinctive fears and fears that we develop due to past experiences. That means some fears are genitically inbuilt at birth and some develop as we grow. A person with no fear at all is likely to face dangers and untimely loss of life due to the elimination of this protective mechanism called fear.

But at the same time, existence of uncalled for fear is what I want to stress here. In this kind of fear, our logical mind is not able to eliminate the inbuilt instinctive fear where logically no reason for fear exists.
Let us consider some examples of this kind of fear.

Many of us are fearful to talk to strangers, though our conscious mind admit it as a fear. Some of us feel unconfortable to face someone high in authority or the boss, though our logical mind acknowledges no reason for that.

Let me now reproduce below some great quotes on fear from my book of inspiration- the Urantia Book:

"Mystery and power have always stimulated religious feelings and fears, while emotion has ever functioned as a powerful conditioning factor in their development. Fear has always been the basic religious stimulus. Fear fashions the gods of evolutionary religion and motivates the religious ritual of the primitive believers."

"As civilization advances, fear becomes modified by reverence, admiration, respect, and sympathy and is then further conditioned by remorse and repentance."

"Fear and anger weaken character and destroy happiness."

"The teachings of Jesus in this respect have been grossly perverted and much misrepresented all down through the centuries of the Christian era; you have also held perverted ideas about the Master’s meekness and humility. What he aimed at in his life appears to have been a superb self-respect. He only advised man to humble himself that he might become truly exalted; what he really aimed at was true humility toward God. He placed great value upon sincerity — a pure heart. Fidelity was a cardinal virtue in his estimate of character, while courage was the very heart of his teachings. “Fear not” was his watchword, and patient endurance his ideal of strength of character. The teachings of Jesus constitute a religion of valor, courage, and heroism. And this is just why he chose as his personal representatives twelve commonplace men, the majority of whom were rugged, virile, and manly fishermen."

Yes, my dear friend, we have to be sincere in our efforts to be fearless and courageous to develop a character of inner strength to eradicate evils and propagate Godly goodness for a just society.

It is not difficult. We have to be sincere.

[Source: BewareIndia Blogs ]

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