How To Let Go Of Your Fears

 We think that if we fear something, it is there to stay, that it is permanent, and unchangeable. But this is not so, and we must take a very personal look at ourselves to see why we think this is. When we believe something about ourselves, we encapsulate it, we make it stronger, and therefore more real to us. We see ourselves as one way, and we become so. What we believe about ourselves is how we are. It is just as easy to change your perception of yourself as it is to change your mind. And fears work the same way. Think about it, if you told a child over and over that they needed to be afraid of dogs, then they would be, even if initially they weren’t. Because they are being warned, being told to fear, they will believe this and hold onto this; it becomes real to them, there is no other way around it. So fear is a decision; it is a choice. 

If we fear something, then we must realize that at one point in our life we decided we would fear it. It is there to stay because we have decided that it would be. So it is not about overcoming your fears, so much as it is about releasing the idea and changing your mind about what you fear. A fear is a conscious choice; it only feels like you have no control over it. One of the few things in our life we actually have control over is ourselves. Any time we think this is not so, we are giving up on who we are and allowing our issues, thoughts, or emotions to become out of balance. We are in charge of who we are.  We are not a product of something else.  We are forever changeable, capable of growth and renewal. We are not stuck having to deal with any one issue.  We are free to change and to let go. Fear works the same way.  Once we decide we have control over it, it becomes less than it is. It is not something to overcome, that is imagining it is bigger than it really is and not a choice you made. When we don’t take the responsibility for ourselves, when we place the blame on something else, then the issue feels…

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