Fear – don’t let it immobilize you!

Fear they say is a natural feeling which comes when your anxious about something or some situation. It is the proverbial egg or chicken first paradox. Does fear come because of anxiety or it is the other way round? I dare surmise that anxiety precedes fear. Sometimes it may be the other way round. The fact remains that it equips you to face the danger. The historical reaction to fear has always been flight or fight. Both help you to save yourself. So, in a way fear serves as a great motivator. I daresay that most of the human development is the result of this flight or fight syndrome of fear.

But we need to assure that fear does not immobilize us. Flight here is not to be taken as an act of cowardice. The first duty of life is to save life! So if flight helps us to remain alive, fly we must. The decision to fly involves accurate analysis of our strengths and weaknesses to face the situation. There is no point in fighting with the tiger without adequate tools. Of course if the flight option is foreclosed, there is no alternative! Self awareness, therefore, becomes of utmost importance. Let us be aware of our strengths and weaknesses and use fear as motivator and not let it immobilize us!

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Destroy me 

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Of life she writes.

You have the power to destroy me

You have the ability to take me apart and break me in half

You’re just a man

You shouldn’t have so much hold over me

But your hands are wrapped around me, even when we’re miles apart

And my lips are on yours even miles away

And I’m with you even when I’m not

And your presence lingers inside of me even when you’re not

And you

You

You are so much in my head that I can’t get you out

Even when I want to get you out.

Even when I want to forget you

I

I can’t

You have so much power

You can kill me withone word

With one move

You can destroy my insides and leave my outer shell intact

You can ….

Destroy me

You don’t know it

You don’t see it, perhaps?

You don’t see the way…

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