The fear of change
And the fear of nothing changing
The fear of love
And the fear of hate
The fear of pain
And the fear of feeling nothing
The fear of everything
Why are we so driven by fear?
Why do we live in a paradox?
As someone who lives with an anxiety disorder, I know quite a lot about being afraid and how it can rule your life. This poem stems from my feelings about that. I have been doing more soul searching recently and thinking a lot about how afraid we are of everything around us. In so many ways, we let that hold us back from doing what we love. And we let it stop us from being our true selves and achieving out true potential.
What are you afraid of? What scares you more than anything? Do you have any phobias? Do you let your feelings of being scared hold you back from achieving your true potential? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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54 thoughts on “Fear”
I wonder if the “The fear of feeling nothing” is the worst of them all. A good read, Pooja.
Thank you! Yeah I agree that’s probably the worst of them.
Because we are are afraid not to…? 😉
Haha yeah I guess so 😜
Fear. Nice one,Pooja
Thank you! 🙂
Because we are always afraid of failure.
Yes we definitely are
I think fear is the opposite of love (and trust). It’s not an emotion but a lack of it so the more love inside of us the less fear 💕
Yeah that’s an interesting way of looking at fear and love and I definitely think love can help ease your fear 🙂
I meant the love inside, for ourselves, the acceptance, the trust in life… the more it grows the less place for fear
but of course it works in opposite too – the less fear the more love and trust. a closed circle
Yeah definitely! It’s like a cycle.
Maybe the answer to the question is ‘because we are human’. Great poem, well done.
Thank you so much! Yes I guess at the end of the day we’re all just human.
Lovely! Change can be daunting. Just going through it so can relate to the fear.
Yeah change can be terrifying but inevitable. Thanks 🙂
May I share Pooja?
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A timely read. I am becoming more aware of the fear in my own life and how to manage it. Thanks!
You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
On the topic I can only say that fear, when compared to irrational fear or phobia, is the subliminal awareness that each of us is still hesitant on aspects of reality, threats, or bad persons in our immediate surroundings. Once we survive a real trial of fire we tend to handle that specific fear much better, though such is a learning process, not an easy auto-solution.
Spiritually our inner fears help us learn introversion and developing into better persons, step by step. I always found meditation helpful, but each individual has the own solutions or failures.
Poetically you wrote a wonderful piece of poetry. Thank you, for sharing it freely with all the world!
Thank you so much! And thanks for sharing your thoughts it was really interesting to read. I find meditation and yoga really helpful for my anxiety too but of course everyone has something different that helps them.
I wish fear wasn’t a part of life. It makes do so much and it prevents us from doing so much as well.
Yeah it really does make our lives so much more difficult. I mean there’s so much we could do if fear didn’t exist but unfortunately we’re stuck with it.
Fear is nothing but illusion which is blocking us from seeing the reality. I have get rid of all sorts of fear since I step into my age of reason and enlightenment. Thanks for sharing.
Yeah I think the best way to get rid of fear is to be realistic. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and advice 🙂
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FRIGHTENING PROSPECTS…FINDING ALL THESE ANSWERS AND FACING FEAR!
Thank you so much for the reblog! 🙂
It’ is how I honor good–great–work! 🙂
Another great rapid-fire discussion of a stumbling block for many—good writing! 🙂
Thank you so much! 🙂
Amazing! I learned to live with fear and use it. Sometimes is better to face your fears and reborn as warrior.. This is progress! You know…the strongest steel goes through the hottest fire.
That is so true! We have to go through a lot in life but at the end of the day it makes us stronger and braver then we were before!
What fear to me is a reality check,but how long can you keep going when reality meets you and keeps you.
What then,and how can one live when fear is always there. we are to use it, but not live in it.
Yeah I think if you can learn to use fear to achieve your goals it can be very helpful. As long as you don’t succumb to fear and let it hold you back.
Thing is i am living with someone, who has fear in front of her always.
That’s really sad but I guess a lot of people live in fear
But why do we fear???
Is it the breed of ‘uncertainties’!!!
Yeah I mean we have evolved to fear everything as a defence mechanism but sometimes it’s hard for your brain to know what to fear and when to fear specifically and I guess that’s where the problem sets in.
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Thanks for the reblog!
Fear breeds uncertainties and holds us back from moving forward. Good one!
Thank you! And yes it certainly does.
Fear knocked, faith answered. There was no one at the door 😊👍👍
Great read though pooj. I remember my own struggles with this common thread which is corrosive among almost all of us, I still have them at times…
Very poignant and valid. Thank you
Thank you so much!
Yes fear can be so corrosive and can really ruin your life. It’s sad but we just need to learn to deal with it.
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