Reflections – Beyond fear

Announcements of budgetary cuts, national and international financial despair and negative economic outlooks seem to dominate the news everywhere nowadays.

It is easy to get drawn into a mindset of doom and gloom. And a number of political parties around the world are riding the horse named Fear to promote policies built around intolerance and division.

So why the title ‘Beyond fear’? Perhaps because there is more to life than fear of the future: the present moment may not be perfect but it is better than the future if some politicians are to be believed.

Possibly the title reflects the idea of choosing not to continue with a daily diet of fear by being more selective with the items we feed ourselves and focus on. Isn’t it strange the way the ‘off’ button on the remote control is rarely the one to break from being used too much?

Maybe I was thinking of the many alternative emotions we could tap into if we were to make just a little effort to do so. If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know the abundance of life is an issue I often refer to.

As regards living life rather than living in fear of it, in the posting ‘Living This Present Moment’, for example, I wrote the words: “Worrying, in any case, gets us nowhere except down.” In the context of going beyond fear, it seems worth repeating them.

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