Fear does no harm,,,it is the storyline attached to it that damages!!….


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Fear is just a defense mechanism, tasked for the amygdala, initiated upon lethal threat.
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Nothing fearful can be found in the mechanism itself, the chemicals secreted, the biological changes, the lack of emotional judgment.
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Fear does not have an emotion, like anger or any prejudice towards us, “I”.
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My old example: We stumble upon a mother bear with two cubs accidently.
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She rears up in defense, growling, closing the distance between me and her, I am terrified, my chest feels a strong jolt, cortisol being dumped, almost paralyzing me.
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Fear has prepared me for fight, flight or freeze.
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Something distracts the bear and I retreat to safety.
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Am I damaged, harmed, have I sustained any physical, emotional or mental injuries.
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No, my breath brings me back, activates my parasympathetic nervous system, applying the brakes, depleting some of the cortisol, calming, relaxing, smiling.
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Our defense mechanism is alive and well, a great friend.
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Best thing to do is exercise, burn off the anxious drugs, use them for a great workout.
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Fear is harmless, the storyline packs the charge, does the damage, erects barriers to living fully.
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Accept fear, step back, breathe, keep taking action, the mind will settle and keep calm with practice.
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We can master our fear mechanism (mindfulness) and befriend it, use it for our benefit much more often.
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One response to this post.

  1. Reblogged this on Namaste. . . and commented:
    One of my favorite blogs

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