22 Powerful Tools to Transform Your Fear into Happiness, Peace, & Inspiration HTML version

22 Powerful Tools to Transform Your Fear
Into Happiness, Peace and Inspiration
Fear is undoubtedly one of the strongest and most influential emotional responses we have, and it
can act as both a protective and destructive force depending on the situation.
Obviously, fear can help us avoid dangerous situations, triggering the ―fight or flight‖ response
when we feel threatened. Unfortunately, this same response can also be triggered when no real
threat exists. We simply find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and anxious even when we know
logically that no harm will come to us.
For many of us, fear can become a serious hindrance in our lives, preventing us from getting a
better job, meeting eligible life partners, seeking medical care, or even venturing outside our
homes in severe cases.
Fear is one of the most common reasons that people hold back on living the life of their dreams.
Even if they intensely want to create better circumstances, they may struggle with an
overwhelming fear of failure, so they refuse to take risks because they may have to endure
unpleasant outcomes. In these cases the risk of failure seems to outweigh the benefits of success,
so they hold back and do nothing.
Fear of success can be a powerful hindrance as well, making people feel stressed and
overwhelmed with the added responsibilities that would probably come with greater success.
They may fear not being able to handle those responsibilities, or worry that they‘d feel pressured
to keep attaining the same level of success in the future. These fears are often enough to cause
people to sabotage their own efforts, even when they sincerely want to become more successful.
Either way, fear is strong enough to paralyze most of us – whether the things we fear are real or
Fear and Love Cannot Co-Exist
By nature, fear and love act in conflicting ways in our lives. Fear is restrictive, repressive and
limiting. Love is expressive, abundant and free-flowing. Fear contracts, love expands. Fear
retreats, love forges new pathways. Fear is closed off and stagnant, love is open and vibrant.
Because of the reflective nature of our universe, the mindset you most often hold will be
mirrored in your every experience and in every person you encounter.
When you live your life from a mindset of fear, you are bound to see that same quality of
stagnation and repression everywhere. Your opportunities will seem smaller or more restrictive
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