Journal Entry #550
September 1st, 2011
Fear; a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
I think that much of humanities daily life revolves around fear. Is this a good thing, a bad thing or just the way it has to be? I don’t think it has to be this way on the level it exists but it is a necessary part of life, of being human.
With the 10th anniversary of 911 days away the climate of fear just in the USA alone is overpowering virtually crippling the country which is the goal of terrorists. After hearing several reports on this in the news today it got me thinking on how much the emotion of fear dominates our existence and I asked myself is this the way we want to live? A small group of people can through fear virtually control the lives of many. This saddens me. Why do we allow this to happen is the question that kept running through my mind? We try to control so much that is out of our control.
What we fear;
For our safety
What others will think of us
Pain including illness
Lack of the basics
If I just leave the list at these few so many other fears can be included in each category. Industries have been built and fortunes have been made to alleviate these fears but they are built on illusions.
I am no different than anyone else in that I have my fears but I do my best to realize what is beyond my control and to not let my fears control my actions unless it is absolutely essential.
Fear is a legitimate response for our survival at times but this is where it should end but for many it does not.
Religions are based on fear as they offer the illusion of answers to the above fears I offered but again it is an illusion. Realization of reality in life and acceptance of reality can certainly alleviate many of these fears.
I offer what I use as my guide to keep me grounded in life.
Truth – I either acknowledge it or I don’t.
Responsibility – I am responsible for all of my actions.
Selfish – Everything I do is selfish.
Offend – I can only offend myself.
I have gone into more detail on each one of these and why they are important.
http://thefreeman.net/journal/?p=105 Who Hijacked Reality / #7 The Code Introduced
http://thefreeman.net/journal/?p=680 Who Hijacked Reality / #64 The Code / Responsibility.
http://thefreeman.net/journal/?p=688 Who Hijacked Reality / #65 The Code / Selfishness.
http://thefreeman.net/journal/?p=708 Who Hijacked Reality / #67 The Code / Offend.
You can either let fear control you or you can control your fears.
Seek the truth always
Gary David Currie
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