posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 08:39 AM
Sure, theres bad things in the world but it doesn't help anything to sit around and worry about it. I have a friend who worries about EVERYTHING...we
call him "Mom". He has irrational fears about police, his parents (he's 27 btw) and all sorts of other things I could never spend time and brain
power worrying about. He worries he has STDs, cancer, he's worried his kids will be mentally handicapped (for whatever reason). He's worried about
his haircut, his car, his job, his debt and about a thousand more ridiculous, irrational fears. The other day he was freaking out until I slapped him
in the face and told him "Everythings going to be ok". He was ok for the rest of the day after that.
It may sound niave but the biggest fear people have is the fear of letting go. To free yourself from fear you have to realize that everyhing is always
going to be ok. It all works out in the end. Always. Most people who live in constant fear try to control EVERYTHING around them. They feel like if
something is out of their control that its anarchy, wildness and bound to hurt them. But the world isnt like this. The world looks out for you if you
look out for it.
People also fear other people because they dont undestand other people. The rich fear the poor because they can't undestand the desperation of the
poor. The poor fear the rich because they can't understand the apathy and meanness that pours out of moneyed families. But once you realize that
everyone's more similar than different (that "Everybody Poops" -remember that book?) then what is there to fear. If you fear other people you fear
the darker parts of yourself. Fear of others disappears if you come to terms with yourself...your whole self: good and evil parts, pretty and ugly
parts, winner and loser parts.
Fear of death is really fear of life. Many people fear death because they put off living their life until "retirement" or some other distant date
when they think everything will be better. People think that if they die young that they didn't get to do all the things they wanted to do, like they
got ripped off or life owes them a raincheck. Like "IOU one good life - the universe". But if you're living your life with as much fun and love as
you can, today, not tomorrow, you'll find your fear of death melts away because you're actually living, here and now, not putting off fun and life
for some future date.
Its not hard to do, its simply a choice. To live in fear or to live in love.