Fear is a program ensuring our survival. It is a great tool for survival, if not ‘the’ tool of survival. Having the awareness of fear, we can make a choice about the program of fear. Once we can see how it serves us, we can be conscious about whether it is serving us in our present scenario. Our minds do not know the difference between being chased by a bear and being late on a deadline. Our body instinct reacts in the same way. The adrenalin gets pumped into our body, we can feel like both are a life and death situation. Although, being late on a deadline does not mean bodily danger. Because we can make this distinction that rises above instinct and we can consciously look at it, we can choose how we want to be in the situation. Without being able to make the distinction, we would simply react on instinct.
We can be run by fear when we do not recognize it. We can get lost in surviving and not living. At this point of humanness, we have a wonderful opportunity to live in a spiritual realm that is higher than instinctual survival.
Our specific fears are based on our own particular beliefs. You have to look at your individual belief system to recognize your own particular fears.
“We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.”