Fear as a Guidance System
The sensations we interpret as fear are a guidance system, designed to keep us on the straight and narrow path of balance, health, and happiness. They are like the lane grooves on the side of the highway that warn us that we are wandering off the main road, onto the shoulder, and ultimately into the ditch of our habitual, ego-based thinking. When we listen to these same sensations from our true Selves, our lives are guided in a much different way:
When we view the sensations of fear from our True Self it is viewed as natural information and it offers insight. This results in action that leads to balance and health, and harmony with others.
When we view the sensations of fear from our Ego Self it is a projection and interpreted from the ego; the reaction leads to imbalance and disease, division, violence, and war.
Here is a healthy roadmap for transforming fear:
Sensation of fear…transformed to: Acceptance of fear, staying calm…transformed to: See possible choices that are positive and nonlimiting…transformed to: Positive and empowered action…transformed to: Neutralized effect of outside events and other people…transformed to: Increased freedom and well-being.
Adapted from Fearproof Your Life, by Joseph Bailey (Conari Press, 2007). Copyright (c) 2007 by Joseph Bailey. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from Fearproof Your Life, by Joseph Bailey (Conari Press, 2007).