The Fear is Worse Than the Illness

Fear can take a toll on you not just mentally, but spiritually and physically.

Choose to be afraid — or not

Let me get straight to the point here. It is a matter of mindfulness to choose to let fear dominate you. You have the power to not be afraid.

How do you get control over fear?

The first step is to recognize and acknowledge the fear. It’s super-easy to ignore, deny, and avoid what you are afraid of. There are whole industries built on both causing and avoiding fear out there. But you have the option to decide for yourself.

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Recognition and acknowledgment lead to action

Now that you are aware of this fear that’s bored its way into your psyche, you can take action to defeat it.

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

There are other mantras and affirmations you can use to help you redirect your thoughts and feelings away from fear.

The other side will be different

There is no denying that the world after this crisis is going to look different. But what that will be is going to depend on whether fear drives the next actions — or if reason does.

Check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better

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I am a practitioner of mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to inspire, open minds, & entertain. http://www.mjblehart.com

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