Just Imagine ...
You Lose Your Fear
Just imagine you no longer fear death.
You dont care if you live or die. There is no need to tempt
death. Since you have no fear of death, there is no need to seek it,
no need to avoid it, no need to wonder about it, it is just another
part of life.
Just imagine you no longer fear pain.
Pain becomes just another of lifes sensations, just another
thing to deal with, like being happy or sad, like a red light or a
green light, a sign that something must be done, like cutting the
grass or buying groceries, taking medicine or fixing the car.
Just imagine you no longer fear misfortune.
Misfortune loses its meaning. You realize that there is always a means
of survival, money or no money, hot or cold, easy or difficult, you
can handle it.
Just imagine you no longer fear rejection.
Your love drops its need for possession or acceptance. You suddenly
understand that other peoples thoughts, attitudes and actions
often have little to do with the immediate situation and more to do
with their own deeply rooted fears and misunderstandings. Your love
becomes stronger than your own fears and insecurities, you reach the
point where you can care for people who hate you because you are not
afraid of their hate. Your love becomes stronger than your own emotional
pain. You can care about those who want to hurt you because you understand
that it is their own fear that motivates them to hurt others and that
it was your own pride that enabled them to hurt you by making you
vulnerable to insults, innuendo, gossip and rejection. Your concern
for their well being over rides your fear of rejection.
Just imagine you no longer fear the judgment of humans.
You are freed of the need for the approval of other people. Your own
self respect becomes more important to you than being right in the
eyes of others. You are free to do the things
that you think are right without anxiety, fear or any other limiting
Just imagine you no longer fear failure.
You no longer use the evaluations of success or failure. You see
things as working or not. You see each situation as a
learning experience. When something works, you can use it again.
When something works differently, you can use it differently than
you had first planned. When something does not work, you find out
why it did not work and how you might be able to use it in a different
Just imagine that you realize that fear is a human trait developed
after the dawn of civilization.
You realize that fear is an extrapolation, a distortion, even a perversion
of fright. Fright was and is a necessary self preservation instinct
that exists in all animal life forms. It contributes to the survival
of the species. It is a recognition of danger and it activates survival
mechanisms in the body and mind that make the animal stronger and
smarter, better able to escape the danger.
Fear is present where there is no danger. Fear is self destructive,
unnecessarily limiting, and a weakness that leaves you open to the
manipulation and abuse of others. Fear has been used and encouraged
by unscrupulous social leaders and in politics and religion as a means
of control. Fear is learned and the responsibility of the individual
Fright is temporary and beneficial. Fear is long term and a hindrance.
Fright saves lives. Fear stagnates minds, delays growth and destroys
lives. Fright is instant self discipline. Fear is an illusion and
no substitute for the practice and development of everyday self discipline.
Fright leaves you braver and stronger. Fear makes you cowardly and
Just imagine that you overcome your fears, that you have confidence
in the fright that is built into you, that you use this confidence
to test your beliefs.
Just imagine...it is the first step, only
a step, but a step just the same....
by Alu Vus
from "Thinkin to Do"
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