July 19, 2007 5:44pm CST
...What is your opinion about the saying, 'I will not be shaken'? Or simply use the word of 'Afraid'. It may refer to different forms of life's situations and so on and so forth, but most particularly in our life's matters. Please feel free to share your thoughts on this.
20 Jul 07
I feel that we each have to acknowledge our feelings. Our fears are usually warning systems that are part of our primitive survival instinct, but they have been utilised for life in modern times. So where once we would have been terrified by an angry tiger of grizzly bear, we now have other fears of loss, that these negative thoughts are based on. Fear of losing a loved one, our wealth, our health, not being accepted by others, feeling foolish and so onm the list is endless... Apart from a real physical threat, if we are afraid, it is important first that we acknowledge that we are afraid and look right into that fear and see it for what it is. Usually an illusion of danger, not danger itself. Boldly stating "we will not be shaken", could be a denial and using this we will push it into our subconscious mind causing all sort of strain on the nervous system. What I am saying here, is feel the fear and do it anyway - some may have heard of the book by this title. Facing our fears in this way, will not bury them in the depths of the mind, but allow us to see the fears as mere mental images that have no strength whatsoever. :-)
20 Jul 07
Wow! what a powerful statement you have here derek, I truly learned some new ideas from you and main pointers just about any issues in life everytime you've posted your shared thoughts here. What more can I say, but 'thank you' for being such a light to me. :-)
20 Jul 07
I am very pleased that what I have written here has helped you. It's a philosophy of life I have lived with for many years now and it really helps me understand that problems and unpleasant experiences are not just to make things bad for us, but also to help us grow and know ourselves and our relationship to this world a little better :-)