The human mind conspires to make you fearful; Fearful of so many things – death, poverty, being unloved or unwanted, being alone, not mattering, not knowing or being less intelligent than others. These fears project outwardly in how we view strangers (will they try to kill us?), how we interact with loved ones (I fear I’m not loved so I yell and use harmful words), in how we interact at work (I fear looking like I don’t know the answer so I get aggressive or make something up) and so on.
A world of individuals misunderstanding every other individuals fears leads to a world rife with conflict. If I fear all of these things and manifest the fears through action, and others have the same fears and actions then our fearful actions feed back on each other. Our fears interact rather than our truest selves.
A new world will be born out of acknowledging our fears. Contrary to current popular belief acknowledging fear makes us stronger and more confident (not weaker). Better business, better government, better life will be built out of leaders who acknowledge their fears. Like a scary vampire, fears can not live when you acknowledge and expose them to light.
Next time you feel fear creeping up acknowledge it. Write it down and look at it. It will seem silly. Slowly you will find that you fear less. Then you will find that you live more.
Next time someone asks you a question that you don’t know the answer to, say “I don’t know.” Then offer to look the answer up on the internet or find out and report back to them.