And then you let go, and everything crashes. Securities are shaken, confidences tremble and fall. It hurts, you hurt, and you gasp for breath but it feels like there is none, just like the floor underneath your feet, which dissolves into thin air. You fall, and the best thing you can do is to close your eyes and lean into it because little do you know that at this very moment you start to truly live. Continue reading
“Do not slay your demons, dissect them and find out what they have been feeding on.”
– A Man Frozen in Time
I would like to try applying a medical concept on the topic of fears. In medicine, you always start out with a search for symptoms, which lead you directly to a disease that causes them. Since we know a lot about many diseases, we know what causes them and which treatment to apply. So what if we regarded ego based fears as a symptom of a bigger problem?
“Maybe the thing you’re most scared of is exactly what you should do.”
Let’s take a closer look at how instead of suffering from our fears, we can actually use them to get rid of them.
As I described in my previous post, one day I realized that we are using fear as our motivation when we are procrastinating. But this thought lead me to searching for even more general aspects of it. To illustrate what I found out, I will divide the topic fear into 3 parts: I will differentiate what fear actually is, elaborate a more traditional approach on overcoming it and finally show you an idea I had on how to treat fears by identifying their source and resolving them that way. Continue reading