Dictionary.com definition: (n.) 1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
Fear in a sentence: Fear is something everyone experiences depending on the threat faced or on what things and situations cause a feeling of concern.
Fear in action: Fear presents itself when someone is put in imminent or perceived peril. It causes feelings of distress that can bring about a different set of reactions and actions.
Fear and inner growth: In cases of fear caused by perceived danger and not a life-threatening act, identifying its root cause can help inner growth by bringing the source of that fear to the surface and give the opportunity to explore it, as well as overcome it.
Fear and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: How does this fear affect me? What different triggers set of this specific fear? How have I managed my fear up till now? Do I want to face this fear? Do I think there’s something unresolved that could help me overcome this fear? Do I judge fear and myself for having fear? How has fear helped me?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with fear at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Notice if the words you associate to fear express a set idea/opinion you have of fear in general. Then make a list of one to five things you fear (not life-threatening acts) and why you fear them. From this list write one story with one of your fears and you overcoming that fear.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about fear. If you catch yourself blocking those feelings, try to remove the blockages by exploring each one of them. If it’s too uncomfortable to do this, stop, and redirect your awareness to a comforting and happy place.
Your turn – Share your fear sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂