You know, we all talk about fear but how many of us can define it? It's a feeling. It's a chemical imbalance. It's a hereditary factor. It's lack of certain chemicals in the brain. It's too much chemicals in the brain. etc. etc. Can we accept that it is a perfectly natural feeling?
Ah. But there's the problem. How can this horrible feeling that drags me down, makes me so ill be perfectly natural. Rubbish!! So if it is natural why does it cause so much trouble? Because the fear that we suffer from is not 'normal' fear. It is a distortion of a natural response to danger. I am sure you all know this. We have been there many times but it still surprises me how many still think it is NOT a natural happening. That it is a demon to be fought and got rid of. To try and get rid of something that is not natural is a normal response. But if we try to get rid of something that is natural by fighting and struggling with it then to find ourselves ill not surprising. Furthermore we add to the problem by creating more of this feeling by adding more fear until it is no longer a natural feeling but a distortion of it. But if we accept it as a natural feeling and don't fight it or try to get rid of it what happens? It dies away because we no longer turn it into something abnormal. We accept it as a means of warning us of danger; it becomes our friend not our enemy. Something to be thankful for and accepted as part of our defence mechanism handed down through the ages by nature. Once agian I come back to what has worked so well for many. Acceptance. jonathan.