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Are We Just In Fear of Everything?

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Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering” Yoda

You have to admit: we live in a world predated on fear. Granted fear is a natural response to certain situations in our environment.

But fear is perhaps the one emotion that is easy to truly get carried away with. It can harbor distrust, resentment, and is even used by the elites to foster an environment where people will support tyranny because it is being done “to provide security”.

The things people fear can be everything from not getting a salary increase or losing their job, being betrayed by a family member or friend (The Bible cites numerous examples), new ideas, an unfamiliar culture or language,  starvation,  even women putting on makeup or wearing a bikini (try going back 100 years ago.)

So how should you respond when you find yourself in one of these situations or perhaps some other situation that is causing fear? Keep in mind that regardless of the times we live in, there is nothing new under the sun. Yes even death is something that will come to us all. Fear is an emotion. There is nothing wrong with fear in and of itself. But being able to properly channel the heightened senses into productive measures is important. It would be no different than if it was anger, lust, hunger, etc… Supporting tyranny because the tyrants falsely claim that they will make all our problems go away is not the solution.

So if fear is overcoming you and keeping you from reaching out, then perhaps it is time to find ways to keep  your fear in check. Turn off the TV, find productive things to do, do what you can to help someone else in need, etc…

Allowing your mind to be preoccupied with fear will only lead to more suffering.

Written by chrisforliberty

January 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Posted in General

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