Fear is a valid response to an actual threat, be it teeth, guns, thunder and lighting when flying a kite, people with covid coughing nearby… Well you get the picture.

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I can also see how fear can be a very cruel and unnecessary trap from unsubstantiated threats and mild risks. I can see it as like putting a cardboard box on our head in full sunshine, thus making us refuse to acknowledge the beauty of any place and keeping us in the dark away from the love of life. Okay, sure, we can stay perceiving that we are safe in the box, getting all hot, tearful and as lonely as we like. We surely won’t see the wood or the trees. Ner, not a glimpse, just the inside of that sticky box of fear.

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You have to admit though, some people will pay good money to get a chunk of fear.

16 thoughts on “Fear

  1. I have never understood why people like to read books or see movies that create fear in them. I even watch the news in fast forward with the sound off so they can’t scare the bejezzus out of me. That’s what they are payed to do. Instill fear and make us pay for anything to make us feel secure. I have plenty of fear of my own and work daily to tame it into submission. There are two ways of looking at life. There is love and there is fear. Only love is real so where does that leave fear? Great topic.


    1. That’s what I like about Byron Katie’s thing, the questioning and turning stuff around until we get to the crux of the matter. Sorts out a mountain of troubles and brings on quite a lot of recognition, of rehashing the same old stressful thoughts, that we all think are only true to us.


      1. Colin, you can’t upset me. For I am the only one that can do that. I would have to take on a negative thought and I’d straight away question it right out of the ball park.

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