Fear, Suspicion and Paranoia

The root of all fear is fear of death. As a survival instinct, it compels us to exercise caution and avoid danger. If out of balance, this impulse can severely limit our lives. It can create suspicion without cause and keep us in a state of heightened anxiety,...

Fear and Failure

Successful people aren’t less fearful, they just have the courage to face their fears and move through them with determination. They know how to muster up their intention, energy, enthusiasm and effort to achieve their objectives, in spite of their fear about...

Fearful Thoughts

Fear is a common response to change. It discourages us from exploring new experiences, even if they could bring growth and positive transformation. Fear of the unknown makes us distrustful of those who are different. When no obvious or imminent danger is present, the...

Drop the Fear Habit

Many of us go through life focusing on what-if scenarios that frighten us. We may tell ourselves that this fear is prudent and that it’s better to be safe than sorry. But, the consequences of regularly entertaining unwarranted fear aren’t harmless. The...

Fear and Stress

Decisions we make when we’re stressed or fearful rarely turn out well. The altered states of mind these emotions produce impede our ability to think clearly. The acronym ‘false evidence appearing real’ describes the perception of a mere rope as a...

Fear and Gratitude

If you fear something (and you aren’t in immanent danger), try turning your mind toward something you love, instead.┬áThis redirection of your focus makes appreciation a bigger part of your awareness. It may seem prudent to prepare for the worst case scenario,...