My Musings on Fear - Don't Buy Into It

in #life5 years ago

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The mind is interesting. If you go looking for a particular story, or why you're thinking in particular ways, you're always going to find one.

The mind is endless. If you chase down a thought whenever a negative one comes up, you're always going to get in some kind of negotiation with it.

After chasing down so many of these thoughts personally, I realized that they all came to the same thing. The fears weren't true.
"Be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower."

What this means to me is that rather than go chasing after every thought, which leads to endless thought loops, recognize that the source of the negative thought is based on some fear, which is faulty.

Sometimes it's necessary to visit the source of a fear if it's deeply conditioned or at least be in the question of it. But for most of the surface level fears, this way of thinking gives me space to not even entertain whatever it is that the fears are trying to manipulate me into doing.

To freedom,

Max

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Very true. Wondering aimless through our own minds can produce very long lasting negative effects on our self confidence and will. Follow the joy not the fear

On the nature of panics via Martin Armstrong:

I have been asked my “opinion” with respect to the existence of a Collective unconscious in terms of the Carl Gustav Jung (1875 – 1961), who disagreed with Freud and believed his personal development was influenced by factors he felt were unrelated to sexuality. Nevertheless, Jung’s work has led to many considering it to be a form of collective unconsciousness that exists whereby we are all connected somehow and respond in a herd manner.

I really have no opinion on Jung’s work. Nevertheless, there is clearly a sort of collective unconsciousness that comes into play creating panics. I tend to see it more as a herd of zebra. They are all clustered together and one on the fringe of the herd sees a lion approaching or may have thought he saw a lion approaching. Whichever the case, he starts to run and the others all panic and run as well without knowing why nor did they see the lion. They run because everyone else is running.

This is the same behavior that dominates a panic in markets. At the end of the day, everyone sells because everyone else is selling. There is usually no solid reason that can be asserted as a fundamental.

Also, "In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Pan (/pæn/;[1] Ancient Greek: Πάν, Pan) is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, rustic music and impromptus, and companion of the nymphs. The word panic ultimately derives from the god's name."

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