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5 Truths About Your Fears They Haven’t Told You

Aleks Slijepcevic
An Idea (by Ingenious Piece)

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We all have them — Fears.

Whether your fears are about something tangible, like spiders or heights; or whether they’re about something more intricate, like commitment or judgement — fear is fear. It’s part of our nature to have fear, and if you’ve been reading self-help books and blogs, you’ve been given ways to overcome this obstacle. However, I’ve created a different mentality around fear, and I’d like to share five personal truths with you.

  1. Your fear is not your enemy — As hard as that may be to accept, this is the biggest truth I’ve found. Fear is often not the friend you want, but the friend you need— he may not always smile and he may often be a jerk, but his existence is necessary for your survival, safety, and awareness. If we didn’t have fear, we would dive into being reckless individuals; and while that sounds spontaneous, it keeps us on the edge of risk at all times. That’s exhausting! It’s also dangerous. Your fear is a part of you, and you are whole, divine, and incapable of grandiosely failing (as you may sometimes think). So why, in your perfect creation, would you ever have something like Fear destroying your life’s path? You don’t. Your fear is not your enemy. So what is it then?
  2. Your fear is your quiet ally — The second biggest truth I’ve discovered is that fear is the quiet guy on the…

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Aleks Slijepcevic
An Idea (by Ingenious Piece)

Writer | Meditation Teacher on Insight Timer | Traveler | Tracker of Meaning (www.aleksslijepcevic.com)