“A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined, the feeling or condition of being afraid.”
It really stood out to me how we as human beings can be afraid of things that are only in our imagination. I began to wonder, how much of the things that we are afraid of are in fact real, and how much of our time do we spend being held back by by fearing what has only been imagined?
Speaking of imagination, it is scientifically proven that whatever is in your mind can program your brain to carry out a specific action. Meaning our imagination can actually have a major impact on the way that we live our lives.
Of course danger is real and we have been given the ability to sense danger so that we do not harm ourselves or others, but say for example two people were each handed a large bao constrictor. One of them has no problem with snakes and when handed the snake, smiled and took a picture with it and had a great time. The other however, was so terrified, that when handed the snake, got into a such a panic and fainted and all the while the snake had done absolutely nothing to make that person feel afraid.
One person was open and gained a new experience, while the other was so stuck in their head and let fear hold them back so much that it even affected their health.
Life is about perspective. Fear can never exist unless you allow it to. Fear can never affect you unless you give it the chance to. Don’t let fear hold you back and stop you from living. How you see and live life is up to you. You can either spend your days in the shadows or soaking up the sunshine!