People are born with fears, some are rational while some are irrational. Most people work on their irrational fears commonly known as phobias. But they rarely notice the rational fears as they are considered normal by everyone else. It means, in the language of the subconscious mind, you never feel secure. How would your life have been if you had never worked on your phobias? Every day, at given intervals, they would have crippled you. You as well as others would have noticed it too.
When your fears hide under the garb of normal, neither you nor others notice what those fears do to you. They numb your senses so that you cannot feel. As a result, your brain is not able to process what is going on. This causes your body and mind to behave as though they are under a spell. The dirt keeps on getting accumulated but escapes your notice. Since you do not display any visible discomfort, others too take little notice of it. But beneath the numbness, you know something is not right.
Have you ever imagined that ‘the something which is not right’ are your rational fears? They block you at every juncture from taking the right step. Instead of allowing those fears to be revealed, you give them the perfect alibi, “I’ve always been like this”. What do you mean when you say ‘always been’? How far back can you go? If you want to get out of the fear games, trace the ‘always been’. You will be surprised that the alibi was nothing more than a green screen on to which you have been projecting a past which was never there. The past built itself on the alibis you projected every time.
What are you going to do about those fears now that you know? Do not cover those up for a first. Catch them red-handed. Secondly, stop normalizing them with your alibis. Thirdly, be calm when your mind shows you a step which you never thought of. Fourthly, do not be excited. Fifthly, take baby steps, and keep walking. Sixthly, and lastly, this process should not be forgotten ever.
There is nothing to be afraid of when you are aware of your fears.
Swastham Shantam Sampurnam