How to be Fearless

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 6th Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We often fear for something. But fear is nothing but a thought arising out of our own thinking. We can be fearless by changing the way we think and imagine about ourselves.

Fear is a negative emotion


Fear is a meaningless and negative emotion. But fear lurks in your heart and is experienced in anticipation of something you desire but not sure of getting it.

A momentary fear results in a positive outcome to rev up your energy and achieve some goals. But a chronic fearful mind makes one dangerously ill, mentally and physically.

Expectation is the root cause of any fear. Because we expect many things to happen to fulfill our whims and fancies. The unexpected failures or the anxious thoughts about a failure causes fear.

There may be so many reasons about why someone is fearing but a simple understanding of life makes us free from any fear.Fear can be warded off by directing our thoughts in a positive direction.

You are born fearless


Every one is born fearless and is designed to live happily without any fear. Was there some fear when I just took birth? You may argue that this is a baseless question because a new-born baby, first of all, does not have any knowledge. But the fact is that we are born intelligent. Intelligent to suckle when the mother inserts the nipple to feed, and intelligent to hold on to something or someone.

Various emotions are learnt by the child as it grows. But an unreasonable fear makes one psychotic which is a serious concern to the family and friends.

Let us explore some more facts. Are you worried that the sun will not rise tomorrow? No way, and we never bother to think that way.

Then why to fear for anything?


Have you ever worried to consciously digest the food you have eaten? No, we never think of physically or mentally putting some effort to digest the food that is in our stomach. And, such thinking does not make any sense. Because our body is designed to digest the foods that we eat, provided we choose a diet that is conducive to out stomachs.

Then why fear for something that is not in our hands. Likewise, anything that is not in our capacity cannot be expected to happen. Fear builds up with the distress of thoughts the mind is filled with.

Live fearlessly and free of distress


If you make your mind free of unnatural thoughts, the fear does not exist. Fear is a companion of bad expectations. Keep your thoughts free of desires and expectations that are beyond your capacity.

Just put down that fear and be free. Make your life enjoyable as it comes.

But keep trying for your goals honestly and with hard work whatever is possible to you. If you feel you can’t achieve a thing, think an alternative and go for it.

The idea of happy living is to live fearlessly and free of distress.


Also read:
How to Just Write What You Want to Write Without any Fear!

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author avatar Retired
6th Apr 2011 (#)

You are right, but it is not easy to do.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
8th Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks Jill,
What you said is correct. Its not easy but possible.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
6th Apr 2011 (#)

I like what Nadia Comaneci, the Gymnast said, "The only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet." Actually being afraid is OK as long as you do not let that fear control your action. I do not know of any man that has ever gone into battle that was not afraid. Fear can keep you from doing something stupid. Fear can keep you alive. The only thing that separates a brave man from a coward is that the brave man controls his fears and the coward allows his fears to control him.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
8th Apr 2011 (#)

"to trample it beneath your feet" a great quote. And thank you as I'm enlightened by your comments.

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author avatar Magena Fawn
6th Apr 2011 (#)

The hardest one is fear of death because we cling to form. We are like water though. We take form like in ice and then become liquid and finally evaporate but doesn't nature teach us that the rain returns to earth or maybe drifts back down in a gentle snowfall. Each snowflake a unique expression of the divine. Thank you for this thoughtful piece.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
8th Apr 2011 (#)

Magena Fawn,
"Each snowflake a unique expression of the divine" I like your poetic and deep meaning comment.

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author avatar Songbird B
6th Apr 2011 (#)

Congratulations on your Star Page, Rathnashikamani!! good article my friend...lovely work..

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
8th Apr 2011 (#)

Songbird,

Thanks for the compliments.
A star page at last. I was excited and edited one of my other page and added pics, so it has been given a star page badge.

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author avatar debdebbdebby
6th Apr 2011 (#)

oh to be fearless... you are absolutely right...so i wonder what instills the fear in us ??? age -- perhaps ,stories -- nice write and congrats on the star !!
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author avatar Rathnashikamani
10th Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks Deb,

Your comments inspire me a lot.

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author avatar James R. Coffey
6th Apr 2011 (#)

Excellent message and exceptional presentation! Yes, most fear is learned.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
10th Apr 2011 (#)

James,
Thank you for the kind words. I'm blessed by your visit.

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author avatar WordWulf
7th Apr 2011 (#)

Good job on this piece!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
10th Apr 2011 (#)

Thank you Wordful, I'm honored by our appreciation.

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author avatar joan marie
8th Apr 2011 (#)

Interesting, I have been in some dangerous situations and fear can freeze you. Fortunately my fear kept me alive. Great writing and would you please, if you have time, give me the instructions for using Wikimedia? On my nature and cat writing, I always use my own pictures, but I don't have access to shoot some photos for some of my work. I have signed up but not sure how to use it. Thanks, jm

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
10th Apr 2011 (#)

jm,

I agree with you. Fear keeps us alive and on the go.

Sorry for the belated response.
Your pics are really great. However, if you want to add wikimedia pics you have to create your free account first at <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Pictures_and_images> and download them for free.
As you have already signed up, it is easy to download and use the pics.
Best wishes.

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author avatar Retired
9th Apr 2011 (#)

Superb article and congrats on your star. Conquering fear is certainly possible---and important! Nice quote from Nadia via Jerry. ;) And I like Magena's metaphor as well.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
10th Apr 2011 (#)

Rama Devi,

Thanks for your kind compliments.
Your comments add value to my pages.

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author avatar Denise O
9th Apr 2011 (#)

What a wonderful Article my friend. Just great all the way around... The writing, the photos, the grammer and most of all, the message. I have found in my life, that I must be realistic and so yes, some things I do fear but, you put that all in perspective and then do what needs to be done. Put it this way, we are in our so called 'tornado season' here in south and southeast USA. I have been in a tornado once with my son and his friend, when they were young. A few moments in time we three will never forget. When the tornado touched down in front of us, Yes I was afraid but, I put that aside as I was driving and did what needed to be done. The tornado took us in the air and dropped us in a lady's yard, right in front of the tornado again. We all jumped out of the car and ran to a ditch. The tornado went right over our heads and after that we ran to the lady's house we landed in. Until it all passed. To say I am a bit anxious when the tornado sirens go off is the truth but, I know that if I am as prepared as can be and do what needs to be done, we have a better chance NOT to be in a car, during those times and have a better chance surviving these awful storms. So fear is natural but, when it becomes psychotic, is when we have to watch out. Very nice job. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
10th Apr 2011 (#)

Denise,
I'm moved by your experience. I had a similar experience at the the time of Tsunami in 2004. All of our family and friends ran away for life as the waters submerged the roads and killed thousands. Few of my colleagues and their children were gone in the Tsunami. The fear of death grips us, but the intent of analyzing fear is to be cautious and organized to deal with a panic situation.

Thank you for sharing your life experiences.

You could have posted it as an article so that we would have known how a tornado creates fears.

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author avatar Maria Malone
14th Apr 2011 (#)

Excellent article to hit home, worry and fear go hand in hand and can become devastating for some, well done.

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author avatar articlemania
10th May 2011 (#)

A thought provoking article sir. Whenever I feel fear, I ask myself a simple question; Will I feel this fear if I am not bound by anything or anyone and I have nothing to lose? The answer is always a "no" and I find that whatever, I set out to do becomes easier.

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