The Distortions of Fear

If you learn to control your mind the source of all your fear, healthy and unhealthy, is eradicated.

Yes, there is unhealthy fear and healthy fear. Ironically, you don’t have to be afraid of them. For example, when you are afraid of something that cannot actually harm you such as flying, it serves only to make you unhappy and paralyze your will. On the other hand, when you give up smoking because you are afraid of developing lung cancer, this is a healthy fear because the danger is real and there are constructive steps you can take to avoid it.

You may think you have many fears: fear of terrorism, fear of death, fear of being separated from people you love, fear of losing control, fear of commitment, fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of losing your job, the list is never-ending! Many of your fears are rooted in “delusions.” This is a distorted ways of looking at yourself and the world around you. If you learn to control your mind, and reduce and eventually eliminate these delusions, the source of all your fear, healthy and unhealthy, is eradicated.

You actually need the healthy fear that arises from taking stock of your present situation so that you can resolve to do something about it. For example, there is no point in a smoker being scared of dying of lung cancer unless there is something that they can or will do about it. If a smoker has a sufficient fear of dying of lung cancer, they will take steps to kick the habit. If they prefer to ignore the danger of lung cancer, they will continue to create the causes of future suffering, which are living in denial and effectively giving up control.

Just as a smoker is vulnerable to lung cancer, at the moment you allow yourself to be vulnerable to delusions, you are surrendering to a state of uncontrolled existence that is a reflection of your own uncontrolled mind. You are vulnerable to all the mental and physical pain that arises from an uncontrolled mind as the pains that come from the delusions of attachment, anger, and ignorance.

You can choose to live in denial of this and thereby give up what control you have or you can choose to recognize this vulnerability, recognize that you are in danger. In doing so you can then find a way to avert the danger by removing the actual causes of all fear (the equivalent of the cigarettes). In this way you gain control, and if you are in control you have no cause for fear.

What would be your first steps to avert this kind of danger? Relaxation, massage, energy work, and meditation are methods to overcome the delusions, the source of all fears.

Joyce M. Jackson, the Sane Psychic, is Your Guide on The SANE Side. She  is a renowned San Francisco Bay Area based Psychic, Psychic Medium, Huna and Toltec trained Shamanic Practitioner, Usui and Toltec Nagual Reiki Master. She uniquely brings a calm, reassuring message in easy, simple terms for clarity to your life questions. She delivers guidance with compassion and warmth through her ability to inspire real understanding and transformation to confused by unclear emotions and experiences.For more information see The Sane