Fear doesn’t exist, it’s created. The anxiety we feel which can make fear comes from either not knowing something, or actual danger. Danger exists, sure; but that isn’t fear. It’s possible to erase fear from our entire lives if we simply understand what it is that’s provoking us to create fear. I know it’s possible because I’ve been successful at eliminating it from my experience.
Someone I was working with recently has anxiety over legal agreements. Somewhere along the way while growing up he decided that legal jargon was “over his head” and “confusing” and so on. Because he decided these ideas, he created a fear that paralyzes him whenever he’s in a situation where a contract must be signed.
I explained each sentence to him one at a time. It was very difficult because the fear he’d created was so intense, that although he understood each time I taught him what the words meant, he’d fall back into fear the moment I stopped talking.
Eventually, I pointed out to him that he had made some decisions to just be afraid, and that if he wanted to, he had the power to remove the fear by making decisions to understand the English language (which of course he already knew, and well, as he’s a writer).
People are crippled by fear all the time, and when I tell people they have the power to remove fear from their lives simply by finding out what triggers that fear inside them, they look totally befuddled.
If you’d like to remove fear from your life – maybe from a specific place you hold fear (such as fear of snakes, spiders, and so on), or maybe a more significant fear (such as fear of flying, driving, social interaction, and so on) – simply book some consulting time with me and we’ll tackle your fears together. Depending on the topic, it usually is something we can conquer fairly easily and in a short amount of time.